Bamboo Toothbrush Benefits: 5 Reasons to Make the Switch

Bamboo Toothbrush Benefits: 5 Reasons to Make the Switch

The first and last thing you do everyday is brush your teeth, even before you’re completely awake and energized. Yes, the toothbrush is the one thing that’s non-negotiable in people’s hygiene routine, but did you know that it has an impact on the environment? 

Every year, the American Dental Association reveals that one billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away in the U.S. alone. That’s a shocking 50 million pounds of waste! Fortunately, you don’t have to give up dental hygiene for the planet. As more people realize their plastic consumption, bamboo toothbrushes have quickly become a staple on people’s bathroom counters. 

The good news is, bamboo toothbrushes are just as effective that you’re not likely to miss your plastic toothbrush at all. So why bamboo toothbrush? What are the different bamboo toothbrush benefits? 

Bamboo toothbrush benefits

More eco-friendly option

According to National Geographic, most of us will replace around 300 toothbrushes during our lifetime. But where do they all go after? Unfortunately, many end up in landfills, oceans, and our waterways. And because plastic toothbrushes are made from polypropylene plastic and nylon, it can take them up to 500 years or more to decompose. Yikes. On the other hand, a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush will take only around 4-6 months in a composter. Wondering how to recycle bamboo toothbrush? Some ideas are to use them for fireplace fuel, place it in your garden, or simply send it over to your local composting facility. Just remember to remove the bristles! 

Made from renewable materials

Bamboo is one of the most renewable resources on the planet. It has rapid growth-rate and regeneration abilities, plus it does not require the use of fertilizers and harmful pesticides. This makes it a sustainable bamboo toothbrush that we can continue to make and use for many years to come, without harming our environment. 

Effectively cleans teeth

It’s a huge misconception that a bamboo toothbrush isn’t as effective in cleaning teeth as plastic toothbrushes. For starters, bamboo toothbrush bristles are made from soft nylon, which can provide the oral care your teeth needs. In general, when selecting the best bamboo toothbrush, you simply need to look out for the right size and ergonomic shape for you. 

Natural anti-microbial properties

Ever wondered why most chopping boards and kitchen utensils are made from wood and bamboo? The reason is bamboo has natural properties that make it antimicrobial and antifungal, allowing it to kill bacteria and resist fungus and mold. A great material for oral care products. 

Gentle brushing experience

Don’t you just hate it when you’re brushing your teeth and end up with sore, inflamed gums? At J&L Naturals, our eco friendly bamboo toothbrush gives the most gentle yet effective brushing experience. With an ergonomic handle and medium wavy bristles, this biodegradable toothbrush polishes the teeth, gums, and tongue, while providing less impact on your gums and enamel when you brush. Its wavy bristles are also designed to remove that hard-to-reach plaque. Like we said, it’s easy to learn how to dispose of bamboo toothbrush. Keep it in a commercial composting bin so it can return to the soil in 6 months, or compost it in your own home.

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