There are many ways to clean your teeth, most commonly with a plastic toothbrush and toothpaste. However, these days, people are more open to natural and alternative methods of doing most things, and with the environmentalist movement looking to eliminate the use of plastic in order to save the earth, bamboo toothbrushes have grown in popularity almost overnight.
Why should you use the bamboo brushes instead of plastic?
Well, they are great for the environment.
Most people use plastic toothbrushes. It has been advised for decades that you should change your toothbrush every three months. Imagine the amount of plastic toothbrushes a family of four uses in one year and multiply that by the average lifespan of 60 plus years. Essentially, toothbrushes are taking over the world. And this is only one source of household plastics.
Widely regarded as the eco-friendliest toothbrush option, the Bamboo toothbrush possesses an extensive range of qualities that sets it apart from other toothbrush types says the Upper Lux Store; not least of which is being extremely eco-friendly.
The handles are made entirely from bamboo. This means that they are biodegradable.
Most bamboo brushes have bristles made from degradable nylon-4 and can be easily recycled after use.
Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, which means it stays on earth forever. It doesn’t decompose naturally.
Bamboo toothbrushes are naturally antimicrobial, which means that they fight microbes while cleaning your teeth. Even with the antimicrobial attributes, it is advisable to always rinse your toothbrush after use, as an extra precaution. Rinse away any grime and gunk that may have come off your choppers.
They are a classic, wooden aesthetic that Instagram’s well. That isn’t very practical, but there is certainly nothing wrong with having a classy and unique toothbrush that you can be proud of. It (the bamboo) sometimes comes in compostable packaging and thus contributes to the total eco-friendly agenda surrounding the product. It is good looking and good for you, a great combination.
Bamboo plants grow very fast per day, so that means it makes sense to make an abundance of toothbrushes from the plant, without being wasteful. Some fact books even go as far as calling the bamboo tree the fastest growing plant on earth. With its anti-microbial composition, bamboo plants do not have the need for fertilizers or pesticides for it to grow. In addition, bamboo toothbrushes all use only organic materials in their composition.