So you’ve just made the switch from plastic to a bamboo toothbrush – good times! Now believe it or not, there’s actually a little more to this bamboo malarky than you might think. There are a few simple things you should know in order to get the most out of your new environmentally friendly toothbrush!
Our bamboo toothbrushes come in 2 different strengths: soft and medium. You’ll notice we don’t include firm bristles: this is because dentists don’t recommend you use firm toothbrushes. They can cause unnecessary damage to your teeth and gums – we don’t want that. However, it’s important that you choose a toothbrush that will do the job for you and last for the time you require. If your soft bristle toothbrush isn’t living up to your expectations, why not update your subscription to a medium? It may last longer and give you a better clean. Likewise, if you’re finding your medium Bristle too hard, try switching up to a soft to match your brushing style.
Your new eco toothbrush is a clever little thing, designed to be durable enough to easily withstand 2-3 months of toothbrushing, but not so invincible that it won’t biodegrade. Unlike plastic toothbrushes which can be stored in the wettest place on earth (the sea) for decades and still not fall apart. Obviously, your bamboo toothbrush is gonna get wet when you shove it in your mouth twice a day, but when you’re not brushing, we strongly recommend you keep your bamboo toothbrush in a nice dry spot. It’s a good idea to keep the toothbrush stored in an elevated position, so that all the water can drain out of the head of the brush. This stops water sitting around the bristles which in turn prevents the bristle holes becoming prematurely weakened.
How to dispose of your bamboo toothbrush? This is a question we get asked all the time. Not that it annoys us, we’re actually pleased you lot are taking this so seriously! Well – simply grab a pair of pliers, and yank the bristles out. Then you can literally throw your bamboo handle in the garden waste or compost bin – it’s made of wood. Like a stick. It’s literally just a stick. The bristles are a bit trickier, but these count for just 1% of the mass of the product. You can dispose of the bristles in the regular household waste, or collect them together to be taken in for recycling (please check with your local recycling centres).