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How to Properly Care for Your Bamboo Toothbrush

There is a new trend when it comes to dental care, and that is using bamboo toothbrushes. Lately, more and more people are opting to use these toothbrushes instead of regular plastic ones. There are many good reasons to do so, and we will explore that a little more in this article. But the main thing we will focus on is explaining how to care for your bamboo toothbrush properly.

 Why are people replacing plastic toothbrushes with bamboo ones?

The main reason people are choosing bamboo toothbrushes is that they want to do better for the environment. Unlike plastic ones, bamboo toothbrushes are extremely sustainable. Nowadays, the sustainability of a product is one of its most important features. Bamboo toothbrushes are also easily recyclable, which can’t be said for plastic ones, which can take more than a thousand years to decompose.

Four colorful plastic toothbrushes.

Bamboo toothbrushes are more eco-friendly than plastic ones.

How often should you replace your bamboo toothbrush?

While it is true that bamboo toothbrushes need to be replaced more often in comparison to plastic ones, it is only a small difference. Plastic toothbrushes should ideally be replaced every 5 to 6 months. Contrary to that, replacing bamboo ones every 3 to 4 months would be best. But with proper care (which we will give some tips for), you can make your bamboo toothbrushes last even longer.

 Care for your bamboo toothbrush while you are using it

Caring for your bamboo toothbrush doesn’t only mean after you have used it but also while using it. Unknowingly, many people damage their toothbrushes and, in some cases, their gums due to brushing their teeth too hard. Instead of doing this and damaging the bristles on your toothbrush, try and be more gentle and relaxed when brushing.

 Don’t forget to rinse

Sometimes we can’t wait to brush our teeth and just go to bed, so we just leave our toothbrushes without giving them a second thought. But this is one of the worst things you can do to your toothbrush, as toothpaste and food residue will make bacteria form. So after brushing, take a little time to properly rinse your toothbrush with lukewarm water before putting it away.

Woman rinsing a bamboo toothbrush.

Proper care for your bamboo toothbrush requires rinsing after every use.

Keep your bamboo toothbrush dry.

When properly caring for your bamboo toothbrush, the main thing is keeping it dry. Mainly because these toothbrushes are susceptible to mold. When you finish brushing your teeth, do not leave your toothbrush wet. Take a clean towel and dry it. After that, don’t leave this toothbrush in a plastic container, but a glass one instead. This will ensure you’re properly handling care for your bamboo toothbrush and prolong its effectiveness.

 Remember that your toothbrush is made of natural materials

People who didn’t have bamboo toothbrushes before can be surprised by the natural changes. For example, your bamboo toothbrushes will change colour gradually and become darker. Don’t take this as a sign that it is time to replace your toothbrush because this is a normal process with natural materials like bamboo.

 Ask for advice

When it comes to dental care, many people like to consult with professionals and look at reviews to help them choose the right option. Especially when it comes to choosing invisible braces, browsing providers, etc., you can do the same with bamboo toothbrushes. If you get confused, ask dental care professionals for their opinion on bamboo toothbrushes and for guidance on properly caring for them.

Recycle, recycle, recycle!

When the time comes for you to replace your bamboo toothbrush, please don’t throw it away. Instead, you can recycle it in many different ways. It won’t take much effort and will benefit the environment.

A white paper that says REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, and an ink pen.

Recycle your bamboo toothbrush when you are done with it.

In conclusion

As you can see, it is very easy to properly care for your bamboo toothbrush, requiring minimal effort. We hope our article was informative and inspired you to make an environmentally conscious choice and get a bamboo toothbrush.

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