Hydro Phil toothbrush

David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 has proved a thought provoking wakeup call regarding plastic pollution in our oceans. As individuals and as a practice we are embarking on our first steps to reduce the amount of plastic waste we produce. We’ll keep you abreast of our progress in the months ahead.

Plastic items designed for single use only are the most conspicuous items to focus on. Our team has started to look seriously at the many available alternatives to  the single use  or limited use dental items that we all use: tooth brushes and floss.  Ideally we want to move towards plastic free dental care  but at the same time ensure that we do not sacrifice results. Over many years we have identified home care  products that we know and trust to deliver great results for our patients so in an effort to reduce waste plastic we are adding another layer to our selection criteria

Dental Lace - Blue

Dental Lace Floss

I am waiting  for delivery of a Hydro Phil tooth brush with bamboo handle and castor oil derived nylon bristles. Break the head off after 3 months, and then the handle can be composted. Then I’ll  be trying an alternative brush made from recycled plastics shortly too: the heads only are disposed of every 3 months.  I’m also waiting for silk dental floss to be delivered and will post my experiences and thoughts here to let you  know how I get on with them, and if they make the cut for our new portfolio of recommended home care products.

If you have any specific dental home care products that you would like to know the teams views on or experiences with  just ask !

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.