Three Easy Ways to Care for Your Bamboo Toothbrush


Updated: Sep 14, 2019

Switching from a regular toothbrush to a compostable or bamboo toothbrush is one of the easiest and most concrete ways you can help the environment. Many of us have learned that most dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every three months but since most toothbrushes are made of plastic, that's a lot of non-biodegradable waste that goes into our landfills and leaks into our waterways and oceans and pollute nature.


Not only are bamboo toothbrushes mostly biodegradable (most toothbrush bristles are still made of non-biodegradable nylon, but more companies are switching to bristles made from tapioca or corn which are fully compostable), they are also made from one of the most versatile and renewable resources on the planet – bamboo.


Most bamboo can grow several feet in a matter of weeks or even days. But even though these earth-friendly toothbrushes seem like the best way to keep both our ecosystem and teeth healthy, many are reluctant to make the switch because they are skeptical if a wooden toothbrush can be kept as clean as a typical plastic toothbrush.



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But maintaining a bamboo or wooden toothbrush is very simple. Here are three easy to remember tips to keep your toothbrush clean, in tip-top condition, and bacteria-free so you can brush your teeth knowing that you are doing our part to save the earth at the same time.


Keep your toothbrush dry between brushings

Bamboo is porous and will absorb moisture which may harbor bacteria over time. Keep your toothbrush as dry as possible when not in use and in a well-ventilated area or container.

Ways to Care Bamboo Toothbrush
 - Keep your toothbrush dry between brushings

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Be gentle on your gums and don't brush too hard

Think of massaging your gums rather than scrubbing them. Your gums may even appreciate a soft bristle toothbrush instead of one with stiff bristles. Not only will your mouth be happier, but the bristles of your toothbrush will maintain their shape longer to reach in-between your teeth when brushing.


Ways to Care Bamboo Toothbrush
 - Be gentle on your gums and don't brush too hard

Change your bamboo toothbrush every three months

Yes, just like a regular toothbrush, it's still recommended to change it every two to three months and also after your get sick, to avoid bacteria from your mouth from setting up camp. On the bright side, even though you still need to switch often, your bamboo toothbrush can go straight into your compost bin instead of in a landfill.


Ways to Care Bamboo Toothbrush
 - Change your bamboo toothbrush every three months

Ways to Care for Your Bamboo Toothbrush


Written by Jan

About the Author


Jan is a travelling yoga teacher and writer who advocates spiritual growth while leading a conscious, earth-centered lifestyle, as close to nature as possible. She currently lives on an island in the Philippines surrounded by tropical jungles and white sand beaches. She and her partner conduct sound meditations and journeys while advocating sustainable and organic gardening practices.


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