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an easy eco-upgrade: how to use and care for your bamboo toothbrush

an easy eco-upgrade: how to use and care for your bamboo toothbrush

At Davids, our motto is to sustain nature+you in everything we do. From recyclable aluminum tubes to intentional ingredients, every decision and product we make....we make with nature+you in mind.

That’s exactly why we’re adding a bamboo toothbrush to our product lineup! Consider it a late Valentine’s Day gift from our family to you.

Not only do bamboo toothbrushes help us fight plastic pollution, they’re actually great for your oral health. And today, we’re going to talk about all the reasons why. So sit back, relax, and allow all the natural benefits of bamboo toothbrushes to grow on you.

bamboo toothbrush benefits

Every year, over 1 billion plastic toothbrushes make their way to landfills....often ending up in waterways and land habitats along the way. We’ve decided to ditch plastic toothbrushes, and we hope to inspire you to do the same.

We’re eco-upgrading our oral care offerings with the addition of our 100% natural bamboo toothbrush. Now, you might be wondering....what makes a bamboo toothbrush so special? Well, here are a few bamboo toothbrush benefits.

end up in landfills or the ocean and we wanted to do better. Davids ditched the plastic handles and switched to 100% natural bamboo for an eco upgrade

  • a bamboo toothbrush nurtures your oral health: using this soft-bristled toothbrush daily can help to nurture your oral health, prevent bad breath, freshen your breath, and lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. 
  • a bamboo toothbrush is safe and effective: unlike many other plants, bamboo actually doesn’t require pesticides or harsh chemical fertilizers, making it a safe material to use in your oral care routine. Using a bamboo toothbrush is one super easy way to avoid putting plastic in your mouth every single day!
  • a bamboo toothbrush is easy to use: unlike plastic toothbrushes, bamboo toothbrush handles are easier to grip and maneuver. This might make it a bit easier to reach all the nooks and grooves of your mouth.
  • bamboo is naturally antimicrobial: bamboo exhibits antimicrobial properties, meaning it’s harder for harmful bacteria to grow and multiply on the surface of a bamboo toothbrush.
  • better for nature: as we mentioned, over 1 billion toothbrushes end up in landfills and delicate ecosystems every single year, contributing to the 400 million tons of annual global plastic waste. These plastics harm marine and land animals and end up back in our food and water supplies as microplastics.

We’re proud to do anything we can to help sustain nature+you through healthy holistic oral care, and adding the best bamboo toothbrush to our product lineup is one of the easiest ways to do that. Now, adding our bamboo toothbrush to your oral care routine is one of the easiest ways to eco-upgrade your self-care!

why Davids is the best bamboo toothbrush

With so many bamboo toothbrushes on the market, it can be overwhelming to pick the best one for your mouth. At Davids, we’re committed to creating the highest quality oral care products out there....challenging the status quo by putting your oral (and overall) health first.

Here are a few things that set our 100% natural premium bamboo toothbrush apart from the rest.

  • BPA-free bristles: most toothbrush bristles out there are made of plastics derived from petroleum. Our bamboo toothbrush is made with BPA-free bristles derived from castor oils.
  • soft bristles: our high performance ‘soft’ bristles are designed to help you maintain good oral health.
  • comfortable handle: our handles are coated with vegan wax, creating a smooth and gentle mouthfeel
  • sustainable packaging: just like the rest of our products, our bamboo toothbrush comes in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified packaging. This means the paper used in our packaging comes from responsibly managed forests and does not contribute to deforestation.
  • USA family-owned & operated: Davids is a small, family-owned company. Many other toothbrushes on the market are produced overseas by large multinational corporations or owned by foreign companies.

You can brush in peace knowing all of our products are made right here in the USA with the intention of nurturing your holistic health....rather than just turning a profit!

tips for using and caring for your bamboo toothbrush

Now, caring for your bamboo toothbrush looks a little different than the usual plastic toothbrush routine. Here are a few tips to get you started.

  1. Thoroughly rinse your toothbrush bristles before your first use. This will get any (harmless) bamboo dust off the surface.
  2. After every use, make sure to rinse off and store your toothbrush in an open-air holder in a dry area. Closed containers are not ideal for your bamboo toothbrush, as it needs to air dry.
  3. Don’t brush too hard! Let the bristles do the heavy lifting, you don’t want to harm your gums, enamel, or toothbrush.

When you’re done with your bamboo toothbrush (we recommend you replace any toothbrush at least every three months), you can choose to compost or upcycle it.

For tips on this, we encourage you to read our previous article: why you should add a bamboo toothbrush to your oral care routine.

But to summarize, here are some tips for composting your bamboo toothbrush.

  1. Remove the bristles with pliers (not your teeth).
  2. Compost it in your at-home composter or send it to your area’s commercial compost. Not sure how to go about this? Check out these tips from earth911.  
    Note: in your at-home compost, it should take about 4-6 months for your bamboo toothbrush to decompose. In a commercial composter, it should take just a few weeks.
  3. Plant your toothbrush. Sounds weird, right? But it works. If you plant your bamboo toothbrush horizontally in your garden (it has to have good soil), it will take roughly 3 years to decompose. That’s way better than the thousands of years it takes for plastic to break down!

We hope this breakdown (pun intended) of bamboo toothbrushes inspires you to take the leap to eco-upgrade your oral care routine. With the same ease and effectiveness of a conventional toothbrush (if not better) minus all the downsides associated with plastic waste, what’s not to love about a bamboo toothbrush?

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