Are Bamboo Toothbrushes Good For Teeth?
With people so accustomed to brushing their teeth with a plastic toothbrush, a natural question that often arises is "Are bamboo toothbrushes good for teeth?"
Let's take a look why brushing with bamboo is as good as with plastic, along with the additional environmental benefits.
Are bamboo toothbrushes good for teeth?
Bamboo toothbrushes are good for teeth. The bristles of a bamboo toothbrush are not too dissimilar to the ones you'd find on a plastic toothbrush meaning you'll get similar results from both.
Of course, where bamboo toothbrushes differ is the handle. They're (obviously) made from bamboo which is a much more sustainable material than plastic.
Let's talk about bristles...
Most, if not all, bristles found on bamboo toothbrushes are made from nylon. Nylon is the same material found on their plastic counterparts so you don't need to worry about the quality of your brush.
Some companies might opt for boar bristles as a 'natural' alternative but there are ethical concerns with this as well as quality concern. For now, the best thing you can do for your teeth is use nylon bristles.
What about shape?
Shape also plays a small role in the quality of your brush. As per the British Dental Association, the most important part of brushing your teeth is making sure you brush all surfaces.
Having a toothbrush that allows you to do this is paramount. Fortunately, most bamboo toothbrushes are designed in efficient ways to optimise brushing performance.
Curious to know how long your bamboo toothbrush will last? Head over to our All Things Bamboo blog.