If you floss once per day, in one year you’ll use enough floss to cover a baseball diamond! Add toothpaste and a handful of toothbrushes to the mix—dental product costs can add up quickly. Using each product until the last drop will make each tube of toothpaste worth your money. Here are some tips to help maximize your oral care products:
1. Make a DIY Toothpaste Squeezer
Every time you toss your toothpaste tube, you’re throwing away 10% of the product. Use 2 wooden sticks or cotton swabs. Place them together and wrap a rubber band around each end. Voilà! Now you can get every last bit of toothpaste. Not feeling crafty? Find the product here.
2. Revive Your Toothbrush
Toothbrushes are supposed to be replaced every 3-4 months due to bacteria build up and bristle fraying. Dry the bristles with a clean towel to expand longevity.
3. Use Adequate Amounts
Don’t use more floss than necessary. The perfect amount is just around 18 inches. Floss picks may use less floss but they are more expensive and don’t necessarily do as an effective job as dental floss strands.