Switching your toothbrush is a great step in the fight against plastic. Every toothbrush you have ever owned still exists somewhere. But that doesn't have to be the case going forward. Our Bamboo toothbrushes and cornstarch toothbrushes will bio-degrade in either your home or commercial compost. And they are just as good at cleaning your teeth.
Using a biodegradable toothbrush is an eco-friendly alternative to a plastic toothbrush. We love Bamboo toothbrushes. Bamboo is quick growing so is a sustainable source of wood. Our range of bamboo brushes is proving to be popular. Charcoal infused bristles will help remove stains and protect against bad breath. When you are finished with the brush, snap off the handle and it can be composted, used in the garden as a plant support or name marker or repurposed for use as a small scrubbing brush until the bristles are no longer usable.
If you like to buy packs of toothbrushes, the NFCO twin pack of brushes is a good set for you. The handles are made of cornstarch, this is biodegradable and will reduce to a chalk-like stick within a year of being put into a home compost. This reduces to 90 days in a commercial compost. Nylon is the material for the bristle and nylon is recyclable so make sure to put it into your recycle bin.
Bamboo toothbrushes have a nice balance and are easy to use when you have to clean your children's teeth. For children, the bristles will be soft and a small brush head to fit around their growing mouths.
It is recommended that parents clean their children's teeth until around age seven. This is easiest done if you sit with your child on your lap and their head is resting on your shoulder. You can easily reach around their whole mouth with their toothbrush. They can finish the job or start it but you are responsible for getting all of the surfaces completely clean for them.