When shopping for a toothbrush, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. So many shapes, colors, materials, and types. Do you stick with manual or go for electric? Plastic or bamboo? When thinking about all the different options, it’s easy to forget about the actual bristles of the toothbrush. You know, the part that’s making contact with your teeth, tongue, and gums.
Well, we’re here to tell you: your bristle choice matters.
Not all bristles are created equal, and not all should be used daily on your enamel and gums (especially if you brush too hard)! That’s why we’re taking a moment to cover why bristle quality and firmness makes a huge difference in your daily oral care routine, and why a bamboo toothbrush is the best option to sustain nature+you.
why bristle firmness and quality make a huge difference
First, when picking out your bamboo toothbrush, you want to make sure you’re choosing soft bristles. Medium and hard toothbrush bristles can scratch your enamel, creating abrasions that leave your teeth more vulnerable to sensitivity, cavities, and gum recession. If you’re an aggressive brusher, this advice is even more important. We also recommend practicing mindfulness during your oral care routine, so you can focus more on easing up the force behind the brush.
Second, bristle quality is also essential. Many manufacturers out there will take shortcuts to increase production speed and decrease cost, and the result is low-quality bristles with sharp edges that can do major damage. If you’re using low-quality bristles, you’ll probably realize it right away. You may notice soreness around your gums, bleeding, or general discomfort as you brush.
Don’t worry, you can brush in peace knowing the soft bristles in our premium bamboo toothbrush are high-quality bristles that work to gently “exfoliate” and polish your teeth, distributing the amazing, bacteria-fighting and enamel-restoring ingredients of our natural toothpaste.
the soft, high-quality bristles in our bamboo toothbrush
Davids premium bamboo toothbrush contains soft, high-performance, BPA-free bristles derived from castor oil while most toothbrush bristles on the market are made of plastic derived from petroleum oil. (Side note: many other self-care products such as lotions, lip moisturizers, and even candles contain oil derived from fossil fuels. Check out this article to learn how to spot these petroleum-based ingredients and start to clean up your self-care routine.)
What is castor oil? It’s an oil that’s derived from the seeds of a castor plant and contains numerous health benefits. It’s most famous for its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. Simply applying it to your middle abdomen can aid your body in healing, digestion, and detoxification.
By using toothbrush bristles derived from castor oil, we avoid the potentially harmful effects that petroleum oil may have on your health and the health of the planet. We believe one of the easiest, most efficient ways to care for yourself and the planet is to ensure the products you use daily are actually sustainable for your health.
Along with being derived from a healthy plant source, the bristles in our bamboo toothbrush are also very soft and gentle, leaving your teeth feeling clean, fresh, and polished without any pain, discomfort, or long-term damage....even for you who brush hard!
why Davids is the best bamboo toothbrush
In addition to the soft, high-performance bristles, the rest of our premium bamboo toothbrush packs some pretty amazing benefits too.
- 100% natural bamboo: this biodegradable material will decompose on its own, returning to the earth. To optimize decomposition, we recommend disposing of it at a commercial composter. Opting for a 100% natural bamboo toothbrush allows you to avoid contributing to the 1 billion+ plastic toothbrushes that end up in landfills every year.
- comfortable handle: our bamboo toothbrush handle is coated with smooth vegan wax, allowing you to grip it easily and maneuver it effortlessly as you brush.
- sustainable packaging: like all of our products, our bamboo toothbrush is packaged in FSC-certified packaging, meaning that the paper used does not contribute to deforestation.
- USA family-owned & operated: our small, family-owned company exists in a sea of massive, multinational corporations that have dominated the oral care world for decades. By choosing our bamboo toothbrush over the dozens of toothbrushes you see on the shelves, you can smile wider knowing you’re supporting our small USA business.
To make the most of your premium bamboo toothbrush, it’s important to prioritize proper care. For example, it’s important to rinse your bamboo toothbrush bristles thoroughly before and after every use. Be sure to store it in an open-air holder that’s positioned in a dry area. Closed containers may give the illusion that it’s “protecting” the toothbrush from outside bacteria, but closing your wet toothbrush in an airtight container can actually allow bacteria to fester after use. Let your bamboo toothbrush air dry! Lastly, try to resist brushing too hard. The soft, high-quality bristles will go a much longer way if you let them do the work. Plus, your gums and enamel will thank you!
If you still find yourself brushing too hard or experiencing general sensitivity, we highly recommend brushing with our sensitive + whitening hydroxyapatite toothpaste. The nano-hydroxyapatite (n-Ha) particles penetrate and bond to your enamel, filling any holes, scratches, or imperfections that might lead to your tooth’s center nerve (causing sensitivity). The nano-hydroxyapatite particles remineralize weakened areas to strengthen your enamel against daily wear and tear.
Our premium bamboo toothbrush + hydroxyapatite toothpaste can work wonders for your long-term oral and overall health.