Bamboo Toothbrush TCTC- Charcoal Infused Bristles
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.
Tips for a clean toothbrush:
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.
About The Charcoal Toothbrush Company
About the brush
Our handles are completely biodegradable which means they won't last forever in a landfill like every other toothbrush. We use only the highest quality bamboo and turn it into an easy-to-grip handle. Not only is the bamboo handle kind to our environment, it is also a natural antimicrobial, keeping your oral hygiene in good health. Because of its antimicrobial properties, your toothbrush handle will never grow bacteria.
Activated charcoal bristles
Our nylon bristles are infused with activated charcoal. Activated charcoal has long been known as one of natures best absorbing and cleaning agents. Activated charcoal is a natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent. It detoxifies and deodorizes your mouth, balancing PH levels while absorbing odor. Not only this, but activated charcoal has powerful absorption abilities making it effective at removing surface stains from teeth leaving you with a brighter smile.
Not only is our toothbrush biodegradable, so is our packaging. The toothbrush comes in a completely biodegradable and sustainable box, which you can compost. We also avoid using plastic like bubble wrap in our shipping packaging.
Our bamboo is grown naturally, without any added chemicals or pesticides of any kind and is sustainably harvested. When we say our bamboo is grown naturally, we mean it. It is grown in the sprawling Chinese bamboo mountain range and is never watered by us, only natural mountain rain. Our Mao bamboo is organic, wild and grows approximately one meter per day. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Pandas DO NOT eat Mao bamboo, it is purely grown for commercial use, so we're not taking away from pandas food sources.
The Charcoal Toothbrush will last just as long as a conventional plastic toothbrush, just make sure you give it the tender loving care it deserves. See below.
Care and disposal
Keep it dry
After use, keep your toothbrush in a dry area. As bamboo is a natural material it keeps best when it is left to dry out after each use. Your toothbrush may also change in colour over time, this is because our bamboo is completely natural with no chemicals used.
Keep it clean
Keep your toothbrush in good condition by ensuring you rinse the bristles thoroughly after using it.
With proper care, your bamboo toothbrush will last just as long as a conventional plastic toothbrush. Dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months, or when the bristles have frayed.
When it is time to replace your toothbrush, simply snap off the head (unfortunately the bristles aren't biodegradable but they are recyclable) and return the bamboo handle to the earth. You can throw the handle into your compost pile, where it will decompose naturally. In compost, the bamboo handle will safely return to soil within six months.
Truly Eco Bamboo Toothbrush 100% biodegradable with bamboo bristles.
Fresh Pearl Oral Care Oil - for healthy gums and strong teeth... a versatile oil for many applications.
Black Pearl - tooth brightening powder for stain removal and tooth enamel rebuilding.
Mother O Pearl - powdered toothpaste for everyday use