A bamboo toothbrush is a fantastic alternative to the typical plastic or nylon toothbrush – of which over 2 BILLION end up in the world’s landfills every year. The bamboo used in these brushes is sustainably grown, organic, BPA-free, naturally anti-microbial, durable and biodegradable. WooBamboo also totes the highest quality Dupont Tynex bristles, so your dentist would approve, as well.
The bamboo handle provides a wavy grip that sits in the curve of your palm and offers a natural place for your thumb. A very light coating of Chinese white wax coupled with the already anti-microbial nature of bamboo assures you that not only are you doing something healthy for your mouth, but that you are not harvesting a germ fest on the handle.
The bamboo used in the toothbrush is safely and conscientiously harvested from the bamboo-rich mountain regions of China, carefully monitored and quality-checked. The bristles are not biodegradeable – they are made from Dupont Tynex nylon – one of the industry’s highest quality bristle materials. EcoLife Innovations have done an incredible amount of testing, and have found that claimed “biodegradable bristles” either AREN’T, or if they are they actually start to decompose in your mouth with just a week or two of use.
Caring for your Woobamboo brush – Since your Woo Bamboo toothbrush is not made of plastic, like other brushes, there are a few simple things to keep in mind. Any long-term wetness will definitely shorten the life of your brush, so please don’t let your toothbrush sit in water. When you’re finished brushing, shake it dry and place it upright in a holder or a cup (good advice for ANY toothbrush, actually!). Also, due to the nature of the brush, literally, you MAY witness the occasional bristle liberating itself from the handle. That’s because we don’t use glue. Only pressure secures the bristles into the brush. Lastly, like with ANY toothbrush: BRUSH LIGHTLY! There’s no reason to punish your gums OR your toothbrush by thinking harder is better. It’s not! Be gentle. Your gums, teeth, and toothbrush will thank you (in their own way).
Panda friendly – Panda’s don’t eat moso bamboo – and that’s what is used for these bamboo toothbrushes.