Bamboo toothbrushes bring sustainability to dental hygiene. The popularity of bamboo toothbrushes is exploding. Many consumers feel that it is just as effective as plastic or electric.
One thing that’s pushed the bamboo toothbrush to gain so much popularity is that it eliminates unnecessary waste. In fact, you can even compost the handles of bamboo toothbrushes if you first remove the nylon bristles. Alternatively, over the course of a lifetime when using conventional plastic toothbrushes the combination of packaging and the toothbrush itself equates to quite a hefty carbon footprint.
Meanwhile, an added benefit of using a bamboo toothbrush is that it is naturally antimicrobial. Thus, it provides long-lasting protection against harmful bacteria.
Now as glowing as the reasons to switch to a bamboo toothbrush are, if you’re a fan of electric toothbrushes then you will likely not be easily swayed by bamboo. As of now, there are no electric bamboo toothbrush options on the market.
Also, I’ve not come across a bamboo toothbrush with biodegradable bristles. Several companies claim to have biodegradable bristles, but upon further inspection I consistently find that to be untrue. Nonetheless, at such time that these innovative products should emerge I’ll be sure be sure to let you know.
In the meantime, bamboo stands proudly as an impressive eco friendly safe alternative. Even better, it offers us some pretty impressive health benefits as well.
What do you think? Do you think bamboo toothbrushes bring sustainability to dental hygiene? Or have you found something with more to offer?