Brushing the teeth is an obligatory element of our everyday routine. We don’t even need to mention why it’s so important to take a proper care of our dental cavities.
Many dentists claim that an average life of a toothbrush is from 2 to 3 months. We should also change it after every sickness including the sore throat and the throat infection. The traditional toothbrush available in every store is usually made with the derivatives of petroleum. They also contain toxic BPA (Bisfenol A). And above that, the time of decomposition of this little plastic toothbrush is even 400 years. That’s why we propose you to change your toothbrush and choose the one made of bamboo.
What is so special about bamboo toothbrush? First of all it’s very simple and extremely natural. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plant on the Earth. It’s also a natural resource known for its resistance and great properties. Not many people know that bamboo can help us to keep our natural bacterial flora in the mouth on the right level because of the production of negative ions.
The bamboo using to produce the toothbrush is the Moso Bamboo. It’s not the same bamboo as the one loved by pandas. Moso comes only from the private farm and thanks to its natural antibacterial properties there is no pesticides added. Moreover, the brush hair is made with Nylon-6 which is not only 100 percent biodegradable but also extremely delicate for the gums.
Using and recycling
The vitality of bamboo toothbrush is the same as the one made out of plastic. But its impact on the environment is extreme. If you want to keep your toothbrush alive a little bit longer you should give it a special care. First of all, always make sure to clean it properly under the water, so there is any leftovers of toothpaste. We also recommend the toothpaste without fluoride.
Bamboo can change its color while in contact with water. Always try to give a second life to your toothbrush for example using it to clean the joints in the bathroom.
If you want to throw your bamboo toothbrush, put it either in the compost either in a special bin for recycling. This way it’s going to disappear in more or less 6 months. It’s also important to throw out separately the head and the body of the toothbrush, this way they can decompose faster.
Bamboo toothbrush with different sizes you can find for example here