The Secret Science Behind Brushing with Bamboo
June 24, 2019
You’ve witnessed the influx of bamboo toothbrushes taking over your social media news feed. You’ve read time and time again about the environmental benefits of using a biodegradable toothbrush. But what about the oral benefits of swapping your disposable plastic toothbrushes for fully customizable bamboo toothbrushes?
Did you know that not only are bamboo toothbrushes and floss more sustainable and better for the earth, they are actually better at maintaining oral health than disposable plastic toothbrushes and floss?
True story. Brushing and flossing with bamboo instead of plastic is better for your teeth and mouth, and here’s why: bamboo has been linked to the treatment of teeth sensitivity and gum disease for decades. In oriental medicine, one of the most ancient sources of medical knowledge, bamboo is renowned for its healing properties in this regard. Bamboo has also been used to relieve coughing and sore throats.
The natural healing properties of bamboo are attributed to the minerals contained therein. These minerals are often extracted and purified to create a concentrated and purified bamboo salt used to treat severe cases of tooth sensitivity and gum disease.
In most cases, daily flossing with bamboo floss and brushing with a bamboo toothbrush that is no more than six months old is sufficient for the maintenance of optimal oral health.
Bamboo toothbrushes are not the only sustainable alternative option for dental distribution and promotion. Biodegradable floss in a reusable container, disposable biodegradable plant fiber masks and gloves, and recycling programs for used tool heads are also becoming readily available.
With dental practices being one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution, sending hundreds of thousands of disposable latex gloves, tool heads, masks, floss containers and branded toothbrushes to the landfill each year under the banner of maintaining sterility, it is comforting to know that slowly these supplies are being replaced with equally sterile sustainable alternatives.
To get started transforming your practice, order your own custom bamboo toothbrushes and floss to distribute to clients and do your part to foster global sustainability. For more information on making the switch to more sustainable supplies, such as biodegradable gloves and masks, email our specialist direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.