Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

If you're concerned about the environment, switching your family over to bamboo toothbrushes can help to reduce the use of plastic at home. Here's what to look for if you are considering buying an eco-friendly toothbrush for your child.


Bamboo toothbrushes are much the same as any other manual toothbrush you would find in stores, with a handle and soft bristles to help remove food particles and plaque from your teeth.

The primary difference between eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes and conventional plastic toothbrushes is the handle.

Bamboo, when used in its raw form has a considerably smaller ecological footprint compared to plastic. This is because bamboo is natural and biodegradable. Eco-friendly toothbrushes often have handles made from bamboo.

Choosing a Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo toothbrushes can be used by your child in the exact same way as plastic models.

Just be sure to pay close attention to the size of the head, the shape of the handle, and the type of bristles, when choosing a toothbrush for your child.

Choose a bamboo toothbrush with soft bristles and with a brush head that fits comfortably in your child's mouth. Also look for a handle that's easy for small hands to hold.

Contact the dentists at Smile Town Burnaby today to learn more about oral health care for your child.

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