Bamboo is the new plastic when it comes to toothbrushes, a material that only until recently has appeared in the dental sector and the pros certainly outweigh the cons as you will see reading on.
According to Bamboo Comfort, your standard plastic based toothbrush will take an incredible 450 years to decompose whereas a bamboo toothbrush will take essentially the same time as a branch that has fallen from a tree.
On average we throw away at least 4 toothbrushes per year, so imagine if every person in the UK threw away 4 per year. That would be over 2.6 billion toothbrushes finding their way to landfills each year.
A bamboo toothbrush is noticeable by its handle, as it’s made entirely out of bamboo. The bristles will still be the same material as your current toothbrush, so your standard nylon or the charcoal infused bristles that you can now purchase.
Charcoal toothpaste and bristles are known mostly for providing better results when cleaning your teeth, in particularly tackling stains and bacteria, making them whiter.
In 2020, Bamboo is fast becoming the go to material for a variety of uses including even clothing such as bamboo socks. Bamboo is antibacterial by nature, encouraging a lot of us to make the switch to this eco-friendly option.
They won’t break the bank either, you will find bamboo toothbrushes to be in the same kind of price bracket as your standard toothbrushes, which is another reason why we should be ditching the plastic.
If you need a dentist or any additional advice on cleaning your teeth, please get in touch with us at Thurmaston Dental Practice.Back to Blog