“So, what’s all the hullabaloo around conventional plastic toothbrushes?”
If the above question has crossed your mind, we need you to pay undivided attention (just like James Watson pays to Sherlock Holmes – okay, maybe not that much, but still) to what we are going to tell you next. Plastic is an abomination on this Earth, more monstrous than Frankenstein’s monster. Just like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki (pretty on the outside, evil on the inside), plastic does way more harm than the degree of convenience that it offers.
Now, Loki’s evilness might have decomposed by the time Ragnarok hit, but that of plastic? Nope, not in a million years! You must have already heard about the slow decomposition and damage to marine life that plastic inflicts, but have you ever heard of the harm your plastic toothbrush is inflicting on your teeth and gums? No? Well, we’ll do the honours. Conventional toothbrushes made of PVC or BPA based plastic for handles and bristles can leave microparticles of plastic in your mouth. Eerie much? We thought so too.
Rubbing these toxic chemicals across our teeth with plastic instruments may seem perfectly normal in this era, but it hasn’t always been this way. Before toothpaste and toothbrushes were ‘invented’, people used twigs, rough clothes, salt, chalk, and all sorts of natural things to rub across their and get rid of grime, dirt, and bad breath. Now, we certainly don’t need to go out on a quest to collect twigs and stuff like that, especially when we have a much better alternative available – bamboo toothbrush!
At Roo10, we promote a healthy, natural and eco-friendly lifestyle that involves taking care of our planet and all the creatures living on it. Precisely why we dream of the day when not a single plastic toothbrush is to be pulled out from a water body or the body of a marine creature. Bamboo toothbrushes are not only an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic toothbrushes, they are also quite viable as well.
“For bamboo may come and bamboo may go, but plastic goes on forever.”
Plastic takes forever to decompose. Bamboo, on the other hand, gets assimilated into the soil within six years. That’s practically a jiffy, especially when compared to plastic. Not only toothbrushes made of bamboo are vegan, natural, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, biodegradable, resistant, toxin-free, and antibacterial (that’s probably more features than Iron Man’s suit), their bristles are made of Nylon-4, that allows to avoid animal bristles and degrades quicker (not at the speed of the lightning, of course, but faster than other materials used in the manufacturing of toothbrushes).
“You can become ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (or at least that of the Earth) with eco-friendly options like Planet Organic Toothbrush”
These toothbrushes also clean your teeth mouth effectively, owing to the ergonomic design and flexible bristles for the best oral hygiene. Did that make you change your mind? If not, we are ready to take the pains of elaborating each and every reason why you should dump your existing plastic toothbrush and get into a long-term relationship with a bamboo one right away!
Do you what truly differentiates bamboo and plastic toothbrushes? Well, apart from the obvious touch and feel of the material, the latter uses petroleum in its production. Being a fossil fuel, not only it is obscure, but also quite harmful for the environment. Bamboo brushes, on the other hand, are simply designed with eco-friendliness in mind. No hidden evil qualities there.
The handles are made entirely from bamboos. In most cases, these can be left in landfill areas with the safe knowledge that they are entirely degradable. Guilt-free usage for you! Also, the bristles are made from Nylon-4 which degrades way quicker than the Nylon-6 material used in creating plastic toothbrush which also contains harmful components strong enough to choke aquatic and even terrestrial animals. You won’t like if someone wrapped a bubble wrap around your nose just for fun, would you? Neither do the animals when they gasp for breath as they choke on plastic toothbrushes that people toss away after use.
Pearly whites stay bright
One of the best features of toothbrushes made of bamboo? They are naturally antimicrobial! They limit the bacterial growth inside your mouth, fighting microbes while cleaning your pearly whites. That’s multitasking at its best! Even Doctor Strange can’t be a better multitasker with all his runes.
Sustainable to the core
Bamboo plants show exponential growth. Faster than the Flash can run. Okay, not that fast. Still, some fact books go as far as to even call the bamboo tree the fastest growing plant on earth. Since the plant has a natural anti-microbial composition, it doesn’t need any fertilisers or pesticides to aid its growth. What you get is a 100% organic product.
The oomph factor
If you have seen an organic toothbrush made of bamboo (or better, used it), you will undoubtedly agree with us if we say that bamboo brushes have the classiest designs of all toothbrushes available in the market. Not just the brushes, but their packaging also screams of vogue. A guilt-free product with a style quotient – if that doesn’t excite you, what will?
One of the most under-rated features that toothbrushes made of bamboo have in contrast to the conventional, plastic ones – they are travel friendly! Imagine carrying an electric toothbrush only to realise that your forgetful self left the batteries at the bedside. Or taking a plastic toothbrush a travel companion, only to find that it takes aeons to dry. No one likes sluggish travel companions!
The bamboo ones, on the other hand, dry quickly and require no electricity for their functioning. A toothbrush that is easy to carry around – that’s the kind of company you might want to keep the next time you undertake an adventurous trip to Asgard (could be any far-off land, really).
If you wish to beat the Voldemort that plastic is, you will never get a more powerful wand than a toothbrush made of bamboo!