What do you need to know before buying bamboo toothbrush

Bamboo toothbrushes have become one of the best selling personal items around the globe since the past few years. They look stunning and more importantly they are claimed to be environmental friendly. Consumers have been bombarded with all the new booming companies that sell bamboo toothbrushes with different designs on the handle or coloured bristles. Virtually all of these companies claim that their bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable, and honestly, they all look great, with no doubt. Here, we are telling you more:

  1. Bamboo toothbrush is not 100% biodegradable.

The biodegradable part is the handle or the toothbrush body, and the non-biodegradable part is the bristle, which is commonly made of nylon. The only 100% biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes are those with bristles made of animal hairs, with boar hair its first generation. As far as we know under the table there are more animal hairs being explored in the field for interest, but to protect the patents we will not dwell in further. While this is not vegetarian-friendly, another 100% biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes, which is also vegan, have their bristles made of plant-based material. We will cover the details in another post in the very near future. In short, both types of 100% biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes do not last (you can simply imagine the difference between biodegradable bin bags and conventional plastic bags). By all means, any types of bamboo toothbrushes are still “greener” alternatives to plastic toothbrushes because the large part of the body will go back to the earth eventually.

  1. Bamboo toothbrush is not the only environment-friendly alternative.

Do know that plastic is not terrible if it can be disposed of with care. When the bamboo toothbrushes first come into the market, business savvy grabs the opportunity to boost the detrimental effects of plastic waste to landfill and to the ocean, based on some environmental impact studies. While this can be true, remember plastic has been recycled to make recycled plastic toothbrushes. Therefore do not feel guilty if you still love your plastic toothbrushes and you really cannot find the best bamboo toothbrushes to replace your habit. However if possible support the use of either recycled plastic toothbrushes or bamboo toothbrushes.

  1. It feels different brushing with bamboo toothbrush.

Many new bamboo toothbrush users get the surprised feeling they do not have with the use of plastic counterpart when they first use the toothbrushes. Basically, the natural bamboo handle generates resistance to the inner cheek when you slide the toothbrush in and out during brushing. Moreover, some designs of bamboo toothbrushes are relatively lightweight that the grabbing feel is different. If you are concerned about this, try to get one with the same handle design to your usual plastic toothbrushes. However, not a big deal, users claimed, just a type of sensation you will get used to eventually.

  1. It can be as affordable as plastic toothbrush.

Yeah, we know bamboo toothbrushes look fancy right, but look clearly at the price, it doesn’t cost you much more out of pocket than the conventional plastic toothbrushes you have been buying. We know that there are business savvies around trying to earn a penny at the heat moment, but there are other brands and choices out there that offers affordable option, for example discounted price with subscriptions that also automatically deliver bamboo toothbrushes to your doorstep bi-monthly or quarterly (depending on your choice) to remind you it is time to change your toothbrushes regularly. If you do not like this idea, look at our ranging bulk buy options that are currently the most affordable in the market.

  1. Bamboo toothbrush can get molded if not use with care, but not worse than the plastic counterpart.

So now that you have known more about bamboo toothbrushes, you can dispute over your options, it is often a personal choice to pick one or another. You do not have to be environmentalist to use bamboo toothbrushes simply because they look beautiful. On the other hand, an environmentalist does not have to use bamboo toothbrushes if they love their plastic toothbrushes that are made of recycled plastics.

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Source: Bamboo Diaries.


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