Differences between a bamboo and a plastic toothbrush

Thinking about changing your toothbrush? Find out the differences between a plastic toothbrush and bamboo toothbrush

Your toothbrush bristles are deformed. The cable has gained mold. Your hygiene routine becomes less effective and threatens gum inflammation and cavities. Still, you always forget to change your toothbrush, right? Well, there's always time to switch to a bamboo toothbrush (better late than never). Also, remember dentists advise changing every 3 months. Bottom line, you get an increasingly sustainable smile without a plastic toothbrush… you beautiful thing!

Environmental awareness has become increasingly relevant to our well-being and to our planet’s future. Therefore, at YOURGANIC, we recommend daily hygiene habits that include products with sustainable materials, such as bamboo toothbrushes, the most environmentally friendly alternatives that allow a healthy smile!

Differences between a plastic toothbrush and bamboo toothbrush

In terms of appearance, conventional plastic toothbrushes are very similar to bamboo toothbrushes - both have a handle and bristles to remove plaque and food debris from your teeth - but the material used in production is completely different. The first ones use plastic, a material that takes about 500 years to decompose and can end up being eaten by marine animals that live in the oceans, putting their lives, the production chain and even the health of the planet at risk.
On the other hand, bamboo toothbrushes have a 100% biodegradable bamboo handle, can be re-inserted into the ground, and even if you throw it in the trash it “only” takes 30 years to disappear. It's made from bamboo with nylon or polyester bristles or even bristles infused with activated charcoal, which can help whiten teeth.

What if I recycle plastic toothbrushes?

Plastic toothbrushes are difficult to recycle and financially unattractive because they have many components: plastic handle, nylon bristles and metal clips to attach the bristles to the handle, which must be separated before recycling. To conclude, by not being economically viable, they end up in landfills or in rivers and oceans.

Alternatively, why not start making environmentally conscious choices and use organic, biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes

Main reasons to change your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo toothbrush

  • Regenerative Material - A bamboo toothbrush is more environmentally friendly. Its production is sustainable because bamboo is a tree that grows quickly and, as such, does not generate a harmful environmental imbalance. In addition, the type of bamboo cut, if done right, allows the tree to regenerate for up to another 100 years!
  • Less waste - More than 96% of a bamboo toothbrush is biodegradable (up to 100% if the bristles biodegradable too), making it a logical choice for anyone who wants to follow a low-waste personal and home care routine.
  • Antibacterial properties - when stored correctly, this feature reduces the spread of germs and fungi inside your mouth.
  • Aesthetically pleasing - don't you think bamboo toothbrushes look a lot more stylish than their cheap-looking plastic counterparts? The natural look is especially beautiful in a minimalist or neutral bathroom.

Where to buy bamboo toothbrushes?

In any online store or physical store that sells organic hygiene products, such as Yourganic! If you click here, you can find natural bamboo toothbrushes to make your smile whiter and greener!

As you showed your interest on this subject, which is important to us, we thought of presenting you with a promotion code so you can use it on your first order. Use the following code YG-BLOG15 at the Checkout.

We thank you for helping our small business and for helping the planet by choosing a more sustainable lifestyle.

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