A Glass Straw Keeps the Dentist Happy

March 06, 2018 2 min read

Cyndi Sladic

A trip to the dentist isn't on the top of anyone's favorite things to do, but at Simply Straws, we fear it less than most. Maybe that's because we know that drinking through glass straws doesn't just help to protect our earth from plastic pollution, but helps to protect our teeth on a daily basis. On National Dentist Day we like to give a big shout out to our Founder, Cyndi Sladics. Cyndi was a Dental Hygienist of 31 years that took our dental health and the earth's health seriously and decided to make something to protect both!

Cyndi's primary goal as a health professional was to offer her patients quality care and quality products to enable them to have optimum oral hygiene. With acidic beverage consumption on the rise, patients were often complaining of tooth sensitivity, staining and erosion. She faced the question “What preventive measures can I offer my patients to help with these concerns?”

Happy National Dentist Day

There have been a number of professional articles written that found the simple use of a straw can significantly help to overcome the affects of tooth sensitivity, staining, and acid erosion. She began to suggest that patients use a straw when drinking acidic or dark colored liquids, but that fact that the BPA in the plastic of their straws was toxic to them and our earth kept Cyndi awake at night.

 "I discovered that I was always adapting mediocre products to help my patients with dental problems. I felt compelled to provide a product for my patients that was safe for them and the environment," says Cyndi Sladics, mother and co-founder of Simply Straws. "Talking this over with my family we all agreed it was time to make a product that I was confident to recommend and know it was the best of the best for my patients."

From there Simply Straws was founded and the rest, as they say, is history. 

Dentists and Simply Straws recommend using a straw to protect your teeth. When you drink dark liquids, such as wine and coffee grab our Skinny Straw to bypass your teeth.  It will help to prevent long-term exposure that can stain your teeth. When drinking sugary drinks such as soda, use the classic straw to limit the sugar that gets on to your teeth.  And of course, brush and floss daily!

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