The Charcoal Toothbrush Company is an Australian business that uses bamboo "grown naturally and is never watered by us, only natural mountain rain. It is organic, wild and is grown without any added chemicals or pesticides of any kind." Gotta love that right? Bamboo toothbrushes help to reduce plastic waste because they are biodegradable (you can put them into your compost). It's a simple everyday swap from plastic to bamboo that will help the environment...and it won't hurt a bit.
They're made from natural mao bamboo that pandas do not eat, sustainably grown and are naturally antimicrobial (kills germs), so using one increases your oral hygiene without effort on your part. The bristles are "infused with organic activated charcoal made from the shells of coconuts. Activated charcoal is a natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent. It detoxifies and deodorizes your mouth, balancing PH levels while absorbing odor." (And while the bristles are made of nylon they are recyclable. Simply pull them out with pliers and add them to your recycle bin contents)
The charcoal infusion will help to fight against bacteria & plaque, but for total oral hygiene, use in conjunction with 'Mother O Pearl' daily. If you're a tea and/or coffee drinker, smoker or have gone through illness that has left your pearlies less white than you'd want, use 'Black Pearl' daily as well.
With a small head that allows you to reach everywhere, and all the way to the back teeth, these toothbrushes are suitable for adults and children over the age of 8. These bristles are medium firm.
Bamboo Toothbrush TCTC- Charcoal Infused Bristles
Leave your bamboo toothbrush to dry out between uses and do not enclose it in a container unless you're traveling.
MEM recommends using 'Fresh Pearl' Aromatherapy Blend to disinfect your toothbrush each week for a great dental hygiene routine. Simple add 1 to 3 drops of Fresh Pearl to a cup of warm water and vigorously clean your toothbrush till it is clear of any residue from pastes or powders. Allow to dry in the sun if possible.
Avoid using 'toothpastes' as they contain soap-like substances that can clog up the bristles.