The kitchen and the bathroom are the two most wasteful areas in the home. I'm slowly detoxifying my bathroom. I can't wait to get down to the bare minimum. It takes me 20 minutes to get ready, and most of that time is spent brushing my hair. It has so many tangles! One thing I can't skimp on is oral hygiene. Your teeth are so important! I brush with baking soda in the morning. At night I use a remineralizing toothpaste that comes in a glass jar, and I floss. I was oil pulling every other day, but I've slacked off during the move. A lot of zero wasters, even in our bloggers network, are at a loss on what to do about flossing; because, it can be so wasteful.
This is a permanent solution to the problem. It's an electronic water flosser. It uses a powerful jet stream, much like you receive at the dentist. (This shouldn't replace trips to the dentist, only floss) It's considered 3 times as effective as standard dental floss.
It also allows me to floss places I wouldn't normally be able to reach. I have a metal bar behind my teeth to minimize shifting after braces. I haven't been able to floss there in 10 years; It's no problem with this guy. I can already see an improvement in my gums. Flossing has become easy, effective, and dare, I say it - even kind of fun! You should really check into getting a water pick.