Bamboo toothbrushes have recently gained a lot of popularity, but they’re not actually a new invention. The bristle toothbrush with its bamboo handle originated in China back in 1498. However, even before this invention, bamboo sticks (or “chew sticks”) were used by ancient civilizations to clean their teeth.
So, what’s all the fuss about bamboo toothbrushes anyway? Should you really be using one? Let’s take a look at what makes these oral care products so popular.
We’re in the middle of an environmental crisis, and the destruction caused by plastic usage is getting worse by the year. As most plastics are non-biodegradable, they stay on the Earth’s surface for thousands of years without decomposing and continue to release toxins.
According to the Business Insider, only 14% of plastic packaging is recycled, the remainder goes to landfills that can then pollute our oceans. It’s estimated that by 2050, our oceans will have more plastic than fish. This means that every time you discard a typical plastic toothbrush and replace it with another one, it will make its way to a landfill.
On the other hand, bamboo toothbrushes don’t present this problem. Bamboo is entirely degradable, which means when you finally discard a bamboo toothbrush, it won’t lie in landfills for hundreds of years. Using a bamboo toothbrush will also help reduce your plastic footprint.
Bamboo toothbrushes are also a lot more eco-friendly than electric toothbrushes. The batteries from the latter are extremely toxic and may even seep into the ground when sent to landfills.
They’re Easy to Carry
Yes, carrying a toothbrush doesn’t really require much effort, but bamboo toothbrushes have an edge over plastic and electric ones. They’re lighter than plastic toothbrushes and tend to dry much faster. You won’t have to worry about its dampness while traveling, you can even carry it in your bag and take it to work for a quick brush after lunch.
Unlike electric toothbrushes, bamboo toothbrushes don’t need to be plugged in while you use them. They don’t need to be charged or require electricity in any other way. With a bamboo toothbrush you won’t need to search out a charge point or a charger when you’re away from home.
They Preserve Oral Hygiene
Of course, the main purpose of a toothbrush is to assist with your dental hygiene. Bamboo toothbrushes do just that. They’re naturally antimicrobial and significantly limit bacterial growth. The soft nylon-6 bristles used in these toothbrushes also protect the gums and help prevent dental plaque.
Since bamboo toothbrushes are 100% natural, you don’t have to think twice when using one. They’re a safe alternative to plastic and electric toothbrushes, and are just as effective in keeping your teeth clean and healthy as the conventional options.
Ready to make the switch to bamboo toothbrushes? Our Naked Bamboo Toothbrush is the ultimate sustainable bathroom accessory. We use ethically sourced Moso Bamboo to make an easy-grip handle and BPA free bristles to help with a gentle clean.
We also offer animal cruelty-free toothpaste tablets. These toothy tabs are available with fluoride as well as without fluoride.
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