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What is a bamboo toothbrush made of? - You ask, we answer!

What are bamboo toothbrush bristles made of? How long can I use my bamboo toothbrush? Do bamboo toothbrushes get moldy? These are some of your questions. And we are happy to give all the answers here to support you on your mindful choices for a more sustainable lifestyle.

 

What is a bamboo toothbrush made of?

What is a bamboo toothbrush made of?

A bamboo toothbrush is made of bamboo, obviously. The Bam&Boo bamboo toothbrushes are 96% natural, cruelty-free, and vegan. However, as you might imagine, the bristles are also part of a toothbrush, which accounts for less than 5% of our non-natural product.
We wanted our whole product to be ecological, including packaging. So the toothbrush comes in a kraft paper bag. The outer box is made from 100% paper carton and is also biodegradable.
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What are bamboo toothbrush bristles made from?

What are bamboo toothbrush bristles made from?

Bamboo toothbrush bristles are made of premium DuPont nylon BPA free. We are well aware that it is not yet the best eco-friendly solution. But it is still the best way to grant good oral care. Until today the only 100% biodegradable and efficient option is animal hair, which is a very controversial material, or else PLA. But according to our standards, these aren’t yet a good alternative.
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What toothbrushes are best?

What toothbrushes are best?

In our view, the best toothbrushes are always eco-friendly, made of renewable sources, biodegradable, and effectively clean our teeth. That’s how we define the best toothbrush. Choosing the best bamboo toothbrush also means embracing ecological and social values. At The Bam&Boo we are planet guardians. We strongly believe that environmental damage can be preventable if we take a small and simple action: refuse plastic and switch to a bamboo toothbrush.
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How long can I use my bamboo toothbrush?

How long can I use my bamboo toothbrush?

You can use your ecological bamboo toothbrush for as long as your conventional plastic toothbrush. We endorse Dentists & Hygienists' recommendations regarding the duration of your bamboo toothbrush. So you should replace your toothbrush every 2 or 3 months. However, your usage of a toothbrush also varies when considering the recommended time frame.
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How do I keep my bamboo toothbrush clean?

How do I keep my bamboo toothbrush clean?

A bamboo toothbrush needs a bit more care than a plastic one. After all, it's an organic material. But it only takes 3 steps to have it properly cleaned. We have created a full guide on how to care for your bamboo toothbrush here. Keep reading if you want to know the best practices in keeping your toothbrush clean.
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Can I boil a bamboo toothbrush?

Can I boil a bamboo toothbrush?

You can boil your bamboo toothbrush. But only after it has served its primary purpose: cleaning your teeth. You may want to boil your bamboo toothbrush if you see the handle getting moldy. We need to remind you that bamboo is an organic material, thus porous. And this appearance might be a consequence of not drying properly your bamboo toothbrush after each use. If you skip this important second step, you’ll get a pool of water at the bottom of your cup, and naturally moist will penetrate the bamboo handle.
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Do bamboo toothbrushes get moldy?

Do bamboo toothbrushes get moldy?

Yes, bamboo toothbrushes can get moldy if they are not properly cleaned. Be reminded that bamboo is an organic material, therefore it encourages the growth of mold faster than a plastic toothbrush. But we can’t get enough of explaining that using a bamboo toothbrush requires extra loving care.
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Do bamboo toothbrushes harbor bacteria?

Do bamboo toothbrushes harbor bacteria?

Bamboo toothbrushes harbor bacteria like any other conventional toothbrush. Truth be said that our mouths are a reservoir of variable natural microorganisms.
Bamboo toothbrushes as plastic toothbrushes are a fertile breeding ground for a number of microorganisms. The problem is when there is an imbalance in the amount of unhealthy bacteria versus the number of healthy ones. So you better take some precautions.
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