We all understand the reasons why we brush our teeth twice a day. However, have you ever stopped to think about the damage your plastic toothbrush causes? Unlike a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush, plastic toothbrushes sit for hundreds, even thousands of years in landfills, leaching out toxic chemicals into the ground. Thankfully there is a better way to ensure great oral health, plus be environmentally friendly…
Why You Should Use a Bamboo Toothbrush
As the zero waste movement takes off, it has become even more apparent that the world is facing a colossal plastic problem. It’s important to note though, that every little thing we can do to reduce our plastic usage helps, including using bamboo toothbrushes. Even though a toothbrush is small, it is replaced frequently, and with 4.7 billion plastic ones made annually, that’s a lot of wasted plastic to deal with!
Toothbrushes which have a bamboo handle are fully biodegradable and after removing the bristles, can be popped into the compost bin. As an environmentally sustainable timber, bamboo requires no use of pesticides, and it regenerates itself with minimal rainfall. Then there’s the energy consumption to consider too. A plastic handled toothbrush uses up a lot of energy during the manufacturing process, compared to a bamboo-handled one which uses minimal resources.
Finally, bamboo is an antimicrobial timber. This means nasty bacteria are far less likely to grow on the handle of your toothbrush compared with a slimy plastic handled one!
But Don’t Just Stop Your Natural Oral Health Regime Here!
There’s more to great oral health than just using bamboo toothbrushes! At TIGS&BOO, we also recommend a select range of natural toothpastes, mouthwashes, cornstarch handled toothbrushes and compostable dental floss. Going plastic-free has never been easier!
A natural toothpaste doesn’t contain any fluoride, sugar, parabens, palm oil, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours! Containing ingredients such as organic sea salt, baking soda, propolis, aloe leaf extract and calendula oil, your teeth will love you for keeping them clean and cavity free! We sell both adult travel and regular size natural toothpastes, plus special versions just for kids too! Our bamboo toothbrushes come with either a charcoal or regular bristled head, once again in kids and adult sizes too.
For assistance in selecting the right natural oral health products for you and your family, we’re here to help. Simply send us a message and we’ll get right onto it!