How to Take Care of Your BamBrush
Store Your Brush in Dry Area
- Moso bamboo is made of natural plant fibers. Keeping your brush in an area where your toothbrush can air-dry is ideal. An open cup that does not collect water or any other dry area is best.
Cleaning the Bristles
- BamBrush bristles are made of nylon to ensure cleanliness.
- Care for them as you would your regular toothbrush.
- With proper care, your BamBrush will last just as long as a regular plastic toothbrush. Dentists recommend that in order to maintain good oral hygiene, which is directly linked to overall health, you should change your toothbrush every 2 months.
Disposal of the Toothbrush
- The different parts of the toothbrush can be disassembled for proper disposal.
- The bristles are not biodegradable but could be recyclable in your city.
- The issue with recycling bristles is that they are very small and lightweight: curbside recycling will not work. You may be able to work out a solution by contacting your local recycling facility. But otherwise, the bristles will have to be landfilled, nylon-4 will eventually biodegrade.
- The handle can be reused or disposed of in a commercial composting bin.
Remove the Bristles
- The bristles on Bambrushes are currently made from Dupont Nylon a special hygienic nylon material which can only be recycled or disposed of traditionally.
- To properly biodegrade a Bambrush you must first either snap off the head of the brush or remove the nylon bristles with pliers.
Reuse or Compost Handle
- The stem of the brush is 100% moso bamboo and is 100% biodegradable. It can be disposed of in a commercial composting bin and will safely return to the soil within a few months.
Disposal of the Packaging
- BamBrushes are wrapped in a kraft paper bag. This is a huge step for us in making BamBrush 100% plastic free. Kraft paper is unbleached and bio-based making it completely biodegradable.