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Product Review: Smile Squared

Product Review + Giveaway: Smile Squared

Product Name: Smile Squared

Products Reviewed: Child Toothbrush, Adult Toothbrush

Website: www.smilesquared.com

Where to Buy: To purchase this product, CLICK HERE!

About Smile Squared: Based in St. Louis, Missouri, and created by husband and wife entrepreneurial team Eric and Geri Cope, Smile Squared is a different kind of toothbrush. For every one Smile Squared toothbrush that is sold, another is given away to a child in need. Smile Squared toothbrushes are available in both adult and children’s sizes, and their handles are made from eco-friendly, sustainably grown, biodegradable, kiln-fired bamboo which does not contain chemicals like BPA, PVC, or Phthalates. Smile Squared hopes to give away one million toothbrushes to children in need by 2015. Smile Squared toothbrushes come packaged in recyclable paper boxes, and are available for purchase online at www.SmileSquared.com.

The One Green Planet Verdict: Of course, we love this company’s mission, but how do these eco-friendly, bamboo-handled toothbrushes compare to their conventional plastic counterparts? If you’re going to use a product twice a day, every day, it needs to be great…

And these Smile Squared toothbrushes rock! The mouth feel of bamboo is a bit different from that of plastic, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. The compostable bamboo handle is sturdy, and the bristles are ample and strong, yet soft enough even for sensitive gums.

While we’re not sure how long the bristles and bamboo will hold up, and it may take some time to get used to the leaner/lighter hold of the brush, it definitely feels great to give back, even while shining your pearly whites.

The toothbrush head is on the larger size, so if you prefer a smaller head, the child’s version is a good option. Overall, a great product combined with a great mission = two thumbs up!

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56 comments on “Product Review: Smile Squared”

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4 Years Ago

To MikeA- a simple google search would tell you that people who\'ve used these brushes find the bristles to be soft and asking any dentist would teach you that soft bristles are the best option for oral hygiene because they are less abrasive on your gums.

I absolutely love supporting organisations like Smile Squared and Toms because they make it their mission to help others and provide people with basic essentials that so many of us take for granted.

I ordered a pack of 6 and will continue to be a customer. Keep up the good work Smiled Squared!

5 Years Ago

They don't specify if their bristles are hard, medium, or soft. This is the problem with these "feel good" products, they're woefully short on specifics. Until then I'll have to stick with the conventional toothbrushes.

6 Years Ago

Because having fresh breath (and clean teeth) after consuming an entire tofurky pizza is essential :]

6 Years Ago

They Make me smile at a time when most things make me clench my teeth in shame and digust at the way we treat each other. This makes me smile because it gives me faith that we will prevail. I will try to do my part andthese nifty little toothbrush will be a constat reminder of the good things we can do for each other.

6 Years Ago

Because everything that goes into my mouth is eco-friendly!!!!

Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler
6 Years Ago

I've never actually tried an eco-friendly toothbrush!

Debra Barber
6 Years Ago

Their eco friendly and plastic free!! Id say "Their Wood For The Good"!!

6 Years Ago

These toothbrushes are magically formulated to leave my mouth in a crazy smile and to help keep the Earth habitable. Inside the brushes are filled with tiny elves who spend night and day keeping the brush in it's top shape. When the elves are tired and can no longer keep on their chosen journey, they are designed to fall back into the Earth with the biodegradable toothbrush casing and start life again.

Stephanie Loa
6 Years Ago

Well, my name is Stephanie and I have two small eco-friendly Vegan girls! I think the S2 symbol was designed for me! ;) ...But seriously, in this home it is very important I teach my 4 and 2 year olds how much change they can do in this world starting with little things. So as much as I'd like one for myself I have to cross my fingers for 2 childrens brushes for my squirrels <3 INCREDIBLE Design.. it does bring a Smile to my face :)

6 Years Ago

The fact that bamboo is a sustainable product, and biodegradable, compostable is a major plus. And it looks like the package is made from unbleached recycled paper which is great as well. Like the style of the tooth brush because it has a 'zen' or clean look, and the bristles look well laid out. This may sound strange but you actually need a good number of bristles to cover the entire tooth surface. Something other 'green' toothbrushes don't have which is why I wont buy them. I assume the ink used on the packaging is soy based?


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