We all know it's important to make flossing a regular part of your oral hygiene routine. But did you know conventional dental floss is made from coated nylon and can take up to 80 years to biodegrade? The good news is you don't have to forgo floss, because more environmentally friendly alternatives exist. There are two materials flooding the marketplace -- silk and bamboo -- that have the same cleaning power as conventional floss, but degrade so quickly they can be added to a backyard compost bin or thrown in the trash. You can find alternatives online and in most of the retail stores where you normally shop.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION