What are the different components of the toothbrush?
The handle is one piece so we can avoid any kinds of glues. If you gave it a fancier shape you would have to rely on glues. The bristles are plant-based; they are 62% castor bean oil. It's still plastic but it's not petroleum-based. We just want to get away from the petrol chemical as much as we can. Right now, this is the best option. Hopefully somewhere down the line someone will invent the bristle that totally decomposes on its own. That would be amazing. Our packaging is 100% recyclable and again, the toothbrush is wrapped in a plant-based plastic which is compostable in a facility that uses high heat. It's not something that home composting can handle but more for a professional facility. You can throw it into your green waste bin though and that should be okay.
How to take care your bamboo toothbrush?
Don't let your brush sit in liquid! Bamboo is porous, so it will eventually soak up water and expand. This is no bueno. So do yourself and your new favorite toothbrush a favor: dry it after each use and stand it up in a vented cup (or something similar). Your toothbrush will last SO much longer.
Don't brush hard! This is universal - meaning this goes for all tooth brushers out there, not just those using Bamboo toothbrush. There's no need to punish your gums and your tooth enamel, and any dentist will tell you the same thing: Harder isn't better. Brushing softer will still clean plaque from your teeth and massage your gums, without irritating your sensitive tissue and cutting the lifespan from your bristles. All-in-all, a good strategy.
Change your brush after two months.No matter how clean and dry you keep your brush, and even though bamboo is anti-microbial, bacteria will still win in the end. So for OPTIMAL cleanliness, swap it out every 2 months.
NATURAL MATERIALS - Bamboo is a renewable natural resource with antibacterial properties. GoWoo's bamboo is grown without chemicals, 100% Organic and Biodegradable. They are completely biodegradable, so they won't last forever in a landfill like every other brush! You can literally recycle the bristles, then throw the handle into your compost pile, where it will decompose naturally!
SOFT BRISTLES - The extra soft bristles protect your gums from bleeding or scratching so you can brush easily and safely. Perfect for sensitive gums. Bristles made from a synthetic Nylon 4 resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability. Not just soft, but also won't fall out.
COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING - Our toothbrushs are Packaged in recycled cardboard box. We focus on economic sustainability as it is one of our basic foundations.
PERFECT GIFT FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY: GoWoo Bamboo Toothbrush comes in a nicelooking gift box set, it can be a great because of its high quality and precious nature.