The effective way to keep teeth and gums clean without damaging the environment
All about our Bamboo Toothbrushes
If all you want to know is that you are using a toothbrush that will help you achieve really healthy teeth and gums without damaging the environment… read no further and place your order now.
Our Bamboo Toothbrushes have bamboo handles and the bristles are made from BPA-free, 100% biodegradable ‘Nylon 4’. They use minimal packaging, too, just a sealed paper envelope, so everything is completely compostable. They are shaped to get into all those tricky areas and provide the correct amount of pressure for removing plaque.
Best of all they aren’t made from horrible plastic. Why is this important? Plastic toothbrushes are bad news.
First, they damage human health. This is because most contain some potentially nasty materials, starting with ‘bisphenol A’ (aka BPA) – which is a form of plastic. The Mayo Clinic have this to say about BPA: ‘Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behaviour and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure.’ Most toothbrushes also contain Phthalates – a group of chemicals that make plastic soft. According to the Guardian: ‘In the past few years, researchers have linked them to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioural issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues.’ Quite. Finally, it is a rare toothbrush that doesn’t incorporate PVC. A quick Google search will tell all you need to know about the health risks associated with this particular plastic. In short, plastic toothbrushes could easily be damaging your physical health.
Second, they are ruinous for the environment. The plastics listed above all damage planet earth every bit as much as they damage us. Over a billion – a billion! – toothbrushes every year are thrown away in the USA alone. Heaven knows how many are thrown away worldwide. The point is that they end up in landfill sites and our oceans and cause dreadful pollution. The way they are manufactured also causes dreadful pollution. And many are made from materials that can’t be re-cycled.