Three Best Biodegradable Toothbrushes

The bamboo toothbrush has become very popular over the last few years. A biodegradable toothbrush is just as effective as a traditional plastic toothbrush. Today, we are going to talk about why you should consider switching to a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush and we answer some doubts you may have about them.

How long do bamboo toothbrushes last?

Bamboo toothbrush lasts as long as a plastic toothbrush, 2 to 3 months. With proper care, some bamboo toothbrushes can last up to six months, depending on your usage. However, it’s recommended to change your toothbrush every 3 months. 

Can you recycle bamboo toothbrushes ?

Yes, you can recycle bamboo ! Most bamboo toothbrushes are made with a 100% biodegradable handle. Their bristles are usually made out of BPA FREE nylon 6. The good thing about the bamboo toothbrush is that you can disassemble the parts for composting.

How long does a toothbrush take to decompose?

A traditional plastic toothbrush might need over 400 years before it decomposed. While a bamboo toothbrush only needs 5 to 10 years before it entirely breaks down. If you use a home composter, it might only need 4 to 6 months. 

Is bamboo cheaper than plastic? 

While plastic is cheaper to produce than bamboo, a bamboo toothbrush is currently cheaper than plastic toothbrushes because it’s easier to purchase them by a pack of 8 to 12 toothbrushes. Assuming you need 4 toothbrushes per year, with 1 pack of 12 toothbrushes, you’re good to go for at least 3 years. In the supermarket, you will rarely see a plastic toothbrush for sale by the pack, only per unit or pack of three, which won’t last you for one year. There are many reasons why you don’t find more bamboo toothbrushes in your local supermarket, but it’s currently cheaper to buy bamboo toothbrushes by the pack.  

Is bamboo better than plastic? 

Yes! Actually, bamboo is better than plastic because it’s a natural material with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It’s also a fast-growing plant, and it’s fully biodegradable within a few years.

What can I do with my old toothbrushes?

There are so many ways to use an old toothbrush. You can use it mainly as a cleaning tool for your home and desk but also do some vehicle and bike maintenance.

We know that finding bamboo toothbrushes in your local supermarket can be hard, so here’s a selection of our top 5 favorites biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes.

Eco-Friendly Toothbrush by MitButy – Pack of 8

If you are looking to make you teeth squeaky clean, MitButy bamboo toothbrush might be the solution you have been looking for. Thanks to its waveform design, this bamboo toothbrush adapts easily to your teeth shape to clean the in-between of your teeth. This bamboo toothbrush is made with BPA-free nylon bristles. Those extra soft bristles will protect sensitive gums from bleeding and scratching.

Natural Bamboo Toothbrush by GoWoo – Pack of 5

This all-natural bamboo toothbrush is 100 % BPA-Free, Phthalate Free and PVC Free. The soft bristles are made from synthetic Nylon 4 to ensure safety and durability. They also prevent your gums from bleeding or scratching.

Biodegradable Natural Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrushes by Bamboo Earth – Pack of 8

This high quality organic bamboo toothbrush will naturally whiten your teeth thanks to activated charcoal carbon-grade infused bristles. The bristles are medium-soft and BPA-Free. Bamboo Earth toothbrush size and lightweight make them perfect for kids and all family members.


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