Bamboo toothbrushes are manual toothbrushes that look similar in design to what you would find on any store shelf. A bamboo toothbrush has bristles to remove food debris with a long handle that plaque properly from your teeth. The main difference is that the long handle of the bamboo brushes is made from more sustainable bamboo instead of plastic.
Bamboo toothbrushes are reusable toothbrush which are one of the oldest types of toothbrushes. The earliest brushes were made in China bamboo and used other natural materials, like boar's hair for the bristles. Now the bristles of bamboo toothbrushes are made of nylon. Some of the manufacturers still use boar's hair for the bristles or infuse the bristles with activated charcoal.
Bamboo toothbrushes are 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly. This means, that once you have finished using it, you can dispose of the toothbrush in a compost bin or your garden and it will naturally break down with time.
If you choose to dispose of your brush it may take 4-6 months to break down within a compost bin depending on what you put in it. You could also:
- You can use it as fuel for your fireplace
- You can also dispose of it at your local commercial composter
- Place it in a pot plant or your garden
With soft nylon bristles, the bamboo brush can still provide you with the proper oral care for your teeth. Just like a plastic brush, it will provide you with the same benefits but is an eco-friendlier option.
From a dentist’s point of view, we recommend you to continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to maintain good oral hygiene.
Due to the nature of bamboo, recent research supports that bamboo brushes have the lowest impact on the environment when compared to traditional plastic brushes and an electric toothbrushes.
As the bamboo toothbrush replaces the plastic toothbrush handle this reduces the use of plastic waste once you eventually dispose of your toothbrush.
The bamboo plant is one of the fastest-growing plants so the supply of a bamboo toothbrush may be an efficient process. It is also sustainable and renewable which means there will be less pollution in the air when creating the toothbrush. Moreover, because the bamboo can be replanted, the bamboo may never be exhausted.
Furthermore, as the bamboo plant grows quickly it may not require any pesticides or fertilisers to help it grow.
Bamboo brushes utilise soft nylon bristles which help to provide you with a soft & gentle brushing experience. Therefore, providing less impact on your enamel and gums when you brush your teeth.
As a result, the bristles are safe for all ages and can be effortlessly removed once you are preparing to dispose of your toothbrush.
The handle of the bamboo toothbrushes is constructed using biodegradable natural bamboo that is then carbonization treated. These eco-friendly and vegan-friendly toothbrushes come in different colours and sizes for both adults and kids.
If you are looking for greener other options to plastic brushes, then bamboo toothbrush are the promises to be a good buy.