posted byKore ProductsApril 27, 2021
The bamboo toothbrush is a new, eco-friendly option to make your dental care routine more sustainable.
When it comes to choosing a toothbrush there are many options on the market, from manual to super high-tech electric toothbrushes.
So what makes the bamboo toothbrush different from the rest?
In this article, we are going to be discussing:
We already know how important it is to brush our teeth and maintain good oral hygiene . Brushing your teeth is crucial for avoiding the buildup of bacteria and plaque that can lead to more serious problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease.
All you really need is a good toothbrush with straight, soft bristles to help ensure your mouth is clean and there is no leftover food in your teeth.
Dentists will recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes, ensuring you maneuver the brush in circular motions.
If you are taking extra care of your teeth, you can brush between meals or if you eat something very sugary or acidic to help protect against tooth decay and enamel erosion.
So, if you are brushing your teeth at least twice a day, the bristles will become degraded and splayed out after about 3 months of use.
Therefore, the CDC recommends that you replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, or even more often if it is worn out.
It is important to follow these recommendations as your toothbrush will lose its efficacy and not clean your teeth properly if the bristles are no longer stiff.
There are also other scenarios when it is important to change your toothbrush.
For example, you should replace your toothbrush if you are sick as the brush will carry bacteria, especially if the infection is viral.
Some dentists also recommend that if you have young children, you should replace their toothbrushes more often because they tend to chew on the bristles, weakening them.
And finally, if someone else uses your toothbrush accidentally, it is a good idea to throw it out and replace it with a new one.
Next time you are in the market for a new toothbrush, there are a number of reasons you should opt for a bamboo toothbrush.
First and foremost, bamboo toothbrushes are more eco-friendly than plastic toothbrushes. This is because bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable and if you are replacing your toothbrush as often as recommended, you are throwing a toothbrush out every three months.
This plastic waste can accumulate and is likely to end up in landfills or in the ocean, which can harm the wildlife.
A bamboo toothbrush can be composted and the handle can be recycled.
Second, the production of bamboo toothbrushes is highly sustainable because we can harvest bamboo without affecting the environment.
While on the other hand, the production of plastic is not sustainable and gives off chemical emissions.
Additionally, there is no need for pesticides when harvesting bamboo, therefore no more chemicals are added to the environment.
Third, bamboo is antimicrobial and antibacterial. Therefore, the bamboo will not harvest any bacteria that could come near your mouth.
To ensure that your bamboo toothbrush remains effective and clean, here are some tips for taking care of your toothbrush.
To avoid spreading bacteria and keeping your oral care regime as sanitary as possible, do not allow anyone else to use your toothbrush. Similarly, if you share a bathroom with someone, be sure to store your toothbrushes separately to avoid any cross-contamination.
Additionally, every time you use your toothbrush, be sure to properly clean it afterwards. Rinse the toothbrush off with room temperature tap water. Using warm water to clean it may cause more bacteria growth.
Finally, do not store your toothbrush in a container as this can encourage bacteria to grow. You can simply store it in a cup where the bristles can dry off.
Kore has created a high-quality bamboo toothbrush so that you can make the switch to a more sustainable option today!
It is a common misconception that electric toothbrushes work better than manual ones. Both types of toothbrushes work well if used consistently.
The Kore bamboo toothbrush is 100% biodegradable, meaning you can change it every three to four months without creating unnecessary waste.
Additionally, it has soft bristles that are gentle on the teeth and help reduce any sensitivity. Other toothbrushes, with hard bristles, pull back the gum tissue which may cause it to recede or the enamel to erode.
Finally, the big bristles ensure that the brush is providing a deep, thorough clean.
If you are looking for ways to make your daily routine more sustainable, switching to a bamboo toothbrush is a great place to start!
Not only is it good for the environment, but our bamboo toothbrush will thoroughly clean your teeth and help avoid sensitivity.
Kore offers 100% Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush for purchase. If you want to check out the plant stem cell toothpaste and mouthwash, be sure to browse our products.
Be sure to keep reading the Kore blog to learn more about oral care and how to build a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family!