Toothbrushes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and functionalities these days, but have you ever seen one that’s made of bamboo? Bamboo toothbrushes aren’t just unique—they make a positive impact on the environment and can promote great oral health.
What Is Bamboo?
You may know bamboo as the plant that pandas feast on throughout the day. But what you may not know is that this strong and extraordinary plant can grow up to four feet per day without the help of fertilizer or pesticides! Bamboo is an incredibly sustainable material that is used to make all types of objects, including clothes.
Why Choose a Bamboo Toothbrush?
Sustainability has become an important mission for many companies today. Unfortunately, most manual toothbrushes are made of plastic and end up in landfills since you should be replacing it every three to four months. Bamboo is completely biodegradable, and you can even compost your toothbrush when you’re done using it. With an array of companies offering different types of bamboo toohbrushes, you can probably find one that is comparable in comfort and effectiveness to your manual toothbrush.
Are There Any Downsides of a Bamboo Toothbrush?
If you are considering switching to a bamboo toothbrush, talk it over with Drs. Maldonado and Furman first to see if it’s a good option for your dental needs. Like any other manual toothbrush, your bamboo toothbrush may not be able to give you as deep or as accurate of a clean as an electric toothbrush if your technique is incorrect. An electric toothbrush is long lasting, and is a top choice of many dentists as the best at-home tool to prevent plaque buildup and gum disease. Regardless of which toothbrush you choose, be sure to gently brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Additionally, floss between your teeth and brush your tongue every day, too!
Your Oral Health Is Our Priority
At South Texas Smiles, we emphasize the impact that a healthy mouth has on your overall health. We are happy to discuss ways you can reduce your carbon footprint through your dental care routine while still enjoying superb oral health. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!Schedule My Appointment