Benefits of an Organic Toothbrush
With the growing popularity in eco friendly products and swapping away from plastic, there has has been a huge increase in sales in biodegradable toothbrushes and wooden toothbrushes in which the vast majority are made from bamboo. So here we are going to breakdown the benefits of using an organic toothbrush so you can understand there is also science behind stepping away from plastics to eco friendly products.
1. Better for the environment
This is the most obvious benefit but let's show some facts behind this. 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are purchased around the world annually, over 99% of those are plastic toothbrushes, 1 billion in the USA alone are thrown into landfills each year and for those plastic toothbrushes that go to landfills or in our oceans they will take over 450years to decompose.
It doesn't take a genius to notice the immediate benefit when your bamboo toothbrush or organic toothbrush can be put in compost and will decompose back into the earth within 4-6months.
2. Oral Hygiene
There is science behind why chopping boards and kitchen utensils are made from wood and bamboo. The natural properties of wood work as an anti-microbial so they breakdown and kill bacteria.
Due to the ethos behind a lot of eco companies, they will continue the sustainability through to their package. take @BambuuBrush for example; their packaging from the box in which their @BambuuBrush comes in, to the packaging you receive in the post is all made from kraft paper. Kraft paper is made from wood pulp and usually contains recycled paper as well.
4. Whitens your teeth
Looking at the companies that have Charcoal infused activated bristled bamboo toothbrushes, there are a number of studies that explain how charcoal is used as a stain remover to clean and whiten your teeth. There is a lot of negative opinions from the general public and professionals in regards to Charcoal Powder, which seems to be a bit of a craze at the moment which has been said to be too course and rough on teeth. Charcoal Infused activated bristles are a gentle approach to whitening as they softly remove stains from the surface of your teeth.
5. Encourage more sustainable living
"It's only a toothbrush, how can you change the world with just that", say numerous people and yes it is only a toothbrush but think of this... If you start and end your day in a sustainable way this might encourage you to make other small changes in your life in becoming increasingly sustainable. You may start using a re-useable coffee mug, take a bike to work, eat less red meat, use your bag for life etc, there are so many small simple changes we can all make which won't change our lives drastically but when working as a collaborative with millions around the world, the people will have a voice.
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