Do Bamboo Toothbrushes Get Mouldy?

If you're looking to make the switch to bamboo toothbrushes, one question which is bound to come up is "Do bamboo toothbrushes get mouldy?"

Below we answer your question and offer suitable advice to help you avoid your brush developing mould.

Do Bamboo Toothbrushes Get Mouldy?

As bamboo is a natural material, it means bamboo toothbrushes can get mouldy without proper care.

What is mould?

Mould is a fungus which grows on almost any substance where moisture is present. Its spores can be transported through air currents and reproduces when it lands on a suitable material for hosting it, like bamboo.

Of course there are a few things you can do to prevent mould growth on your bamboo toothbrush.

Mould Prevention

You don't need to be ultra careful to ensure mould doesn't grow on your toothbrush. By simply rinsing your brush after use and storing it somewhere dry (i.e. not a cup where water can build up) you should be able to prevent mould growing.


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