Bamboo Toothbrush Benefits
With the average person using around 300 toothbrushes in their lifetime, and dentists recommending you brush at least twice daily, there's definitely a reason to put some serious thought into what you put into your mouth.
There's your typical standard plastic toothbrush, but if you're ready for a change, it's worth looking into a bamboo option.
What's a bamboo toothbrush, you ask? Well, you've come to the right place to get some answers, and they come with so many benefits that before long, we bet you'll be replacing your current brush for one of ours.
If you're concerned about waste and let's face it, there's already a lot of plastic hitting the landfills daily, you'll be happy to know that bamboo toothbrushes are eco-friendly. Instead of contributing to the approximate 850 million plastic models thrown away each year, choose one that has no impact on the environment.
The best bamboo toothbrushes are harvested from self-renewing bamboo, not one that's a food source for pandas and other animals. In short, by buying bamboo, you're choosing sustainability over a product that doesn't break down and choosing not to hurt Mother Nature in the meantime. Plus, bamboo growth puts out low CO2 emissions, making it safer for the environment than plastic production.
Bamboo toothbrushes are vegan and have natural antibacterial properties, making them good for your mouth as well.
Disposing of the toothbrushes is easy. You simply compost the handle but be careful to remove and throw out the bristles. Some people choose to recycle the bristles, but since they're so small, they're not likely to get processed, so it's perfectly okay to throw them in the garbage. The handle decomposes within months. You can put it in a compost heap or bury it in the backyard if you don't have one.
The major difference is that instead of sitting in a heap of waste for eternity, your bamboo toothbrush handle is replenishing the nutrients in the ground.
The Bristles Are Good For Your Teeth
Bamboo toothbrushes typically have soft nylon bristles similar to those in a standard toothbrush. These bristles can be standard white or brown, or even come in different colors adding an element of fun to your brushing routine.
When you shop, make sure you find one that has BPA-free bristles for the best sustainability practices. At Seek Bamboo, we offer fun colors that are BPA Free and give back to the environment! For example, our Blue Toothbrush give back to the Coral Reef Alliance helping protect our oceans.
They're Just as Effective
Providing you brush your teeth according to dental guidelines — twice a day, two minutes each time — bamboo toothbrushes have been proven to be just as effective as the standard ones you buy in a store.
Even better, they last as long as standard brushes. The bristles wear out at the same rate as their plastic counterparts, so you can expect to have to buy a replacement within 3 months.
The difference is they just come with the added benefit of being easier to discard, and they're more earth-friendly.
They're Aesthetically Pleasing
One of the most attractive features, literally, is the aesthetic factor. The handles are natural, so you can appreciate them in their true beauty. If you're looking for a distinguishable feature, some come with a painted handle for color-coding, which is especially helpful for larger households.
You can also choose those with different color bristles to make an impact. Plus, you can decorate your bathroom with bamboo accessories such as a slotted or cup holder for a cohesive storage option!
If this is your first time ordering a bamboo toothbrush, it's definitely worth doing your research. Look into the company's practices and make sure their sustainability efforts match up with the products they offer. Then, try one and never look back, because we're sure you'll be thrilled knowing that you're making a lesser impact on the environment with your new bamboo toothbrush. Need more reason on why you should switch to a bamboo toothbrush? Jump on over to Seek Bamboos Sustainable Lifestyle section.