With concerns about the environment on the rise, switching to a bamboo toothbrush is a simple way to reduce the use of plastic at home. As long as you keep the same considerations in mind as when buying a plastic toothbrush, an eco-friendly toothbrush can be suitable for kids too.
Bamboo toothbrushes are similar to any other manual toothbrush you would find on the shelf. They have a handle and bristles to remove food bits and plaque from your teeth.
The key difference between bamboo toothbrushes and plastic toothbrushes is the material used to make the handle.
When used in its raw form, like in the shape of a toothbrush handle, bamboo does have a considerably smaller ecological footprint compared to plastic. This is because bamboo is biodegradable.
Choosing a Bamboo Toothbrush
Your child can use a toothbrush with a bamboo handle the same way they would use a plastic one.
When choosing a toothbrush for your child, pay close attention to the size of the head, the shape of the handle and the type of bristles.
Ideally, you'll want to choose a brush with soft bristles and with a brush head that fits comfortably in your child's mouth. The handle should be easy to hold.