The Earth is in an alarming situation due to the piles of plastics in the oceans, rivers, and landfills. Many government authorities have put some measures like the “Zero Plastic Policy” when buying groceries. However, have you noticed that plastics are still everywhere? Multitudes of people and companies do not truly adhere to or grasp this policy. Plastics are still involved in day-to-day living like what people use in personal hygiene. The real change begins within you. Have you thought of switching to biodegradable materials in cleaning yourself or body parts to contribute to this change? Have you thought of changing your plastic toothbrush to a bamboo toothbrush since the first that you used has not been biodegraded, decayed, or absorbed by the environment?
Bamboo toothbrush is found as the safest, 100% organic, and the most sustainable material on the planet in terms of brushing teeth. Its bristles are gentle on the teeth and gums. Here are the ten reasons why you should use a bamboo toothbrush on your daily hygiene.
Safe. Bamboo toothbrushes are 100% safe from their bristles to handle. Their bristles provide natural whitening. They are soft and gentle on teeth, gums, and tongue. They prevent gums from bleeding. The handle is completely organic yet avoids chipping and germs. It is all antibacterial bamboo that will not crack. Moreover, this safety is not only limited to oral health care. It encompasses the environment that we live in and the planet where we exist. Bamboo toothbrushes are safe for the environment, too, because they are completely biodegradable unlike plastic toothbrushes, which will take centuries to decompose.
Naturally Antibacterial Handle. The process of making a bamboo toothbrush involves exposing natural bamboo to high temperatures and a high-pressure environment. Because of this, the plant substances such as protein, starch, and sugar in this grass are spoiled and deteriorated so that fungi and other insects lose their nutrient resources, and simultaneously, the fungi in the bamboo are eliminated. When it becomes bronze, or similar to a brown, bamboo toothbrush is now antibacterial.
BPA-Free. Bamboo Toothbrushes are completely BPA-free. Krosofsky (2021) cited in GreenMatters’ blog about BPA that when you purchase a product labeled BPA-free, that means safer than those that are not labeled as such. He explained that BPA or bisphenol A is a harmful industrial chemical necessary in the manufacturing of plastics. In an article written by Yvette Brazier (updated on May 23, 2021, and medically reviewed by Adam Bernstein, MD, ScD), even a low dose of BPA exposure will cause cardiovascular harms including coronary artery heart illness, peripheral artery disease, heart attack, angina, and hypertension. She emphasized that BPA can also cause reproductive disorders, type 2 diabetes, fetal brain development, breast and prostate cancer, and asthma. Good thing! Bamboo toothbrushes are not plastics!
Water Resistant. Bamboo Toothbrushes are made up of smooth premium bamboo. They are harder than wood and will never crack nor splinter. They are naturally water-resistant. The surface of their handle is polished with natural linseed or coconut oil.
Most Sustainable Material. Bamboo is incredibly easy to grow. As long as the soil is not very acidic and the temperature is not below freezing, bamboos will grow. It can spread and propagate to almost any variety of soil. It is considered the most invasive species on the planet. Bamboo tends to grow faster than most gardeners can keep up and it tends to spread like a wildfire. Thus, this is a perfect pick.
Eco-Friendly. Bamboo toothbrushes are compostable since bamboo is a natural fiber, unlike plastics. Borunda (2019) stated in “How Your Toothbrush Became a Part of the Plastic Crisis” that brushers in the United States of America alone throw over one billion toothbrushes every year. What more when all the plastic toothbrushes from each country are combined? With the use of a bamboo toothbrush, this would stop. It is safe for our planet for it is 100% biodegradable. Aside from this, do you know that if we use bamboo products, many will be motivated to grow bamboo trees as these will turn into money? As a result, the more bamboo trees we have, the fresher the air we breathe. What an unpolluted planet our Mother Earth would be!
Long Life. Bamboo toothbrush lasts one to four months with regular use. Dentists recommend replacing toothbrushes every three to four months. Thus, the life span of the bamboo toothbrush is just right. Its handle can last beyond four months but from a sanitary perspective, either plastic or bamboo toothbrushes should not be used beyond four months.
Personalizable. You can leave your name, brand’s name, or hotel’s logo for personalization or customization. For individual use, engraving name is for the distinctiveness of the product. It also brings about an emotional connection to the user. It increases customer satisfaction — a simple way to be top-rated. It can make hotels, resorts, high-end villas appear luxurious. It adds elegance and sophistication to the place and its amenities.
Perfect Gift. In the past, receiving a toothbrush as a gift is like an insult. At present, if it is a set of Bamboo Toothbrushes with the receiver’s name engraved on it, it is unquestionably not an insult! It is a reflection of thoughtfulness, a chance to educate your loved ones, and a way to enlighten them that we need these eco-friendly materials to save our environment.
Cheap. The price of a bamboo toothbrush starts at $0.25. This less-than-a-dollar price is certainly inexpensive the fact that it will be used for three to four months. Imagine this small amount of money will make this planet safe from harm.
Let us be health conscious not only with what we eat but also with what we use. Let us be environment conscious not only by segregating biodegradable to non-biodegradable but also by considering the number of non-biodegradable that destroys the Earth. Make this planet a better place to live in. The change will begin within ourselves, not with others. Use a bamboo toothbrush. Spread awareness. Save our planet.