I thought choosing a plastic free bamboo toothbrush would be easy.  A toothbrush is a toothbrush, right?  Well, no, unfortunately not all plastic free toothbrushes are made the same.

To help you work out which toothbrush to spend your money on, I have personally tried and tested the them for you.

Save Some Green Bamboo Toothbrush

Save Some Green Toothbrush

Price: £2.47
Materials: Bamboo Handle and Nylon Bristles
Disposal: Compost the handle, pull the bristles out and put in general waste
Packaging: Paper – Can be composted or recycled
Care Instructions: Care as you would a plastic toothbrush
Health: BPA Free
Sustainability Guide Rating: 5/10

Comments: This was my least favourite bamboo toothbrush. The bamboo handle was fine it was easy to hold and ticked the sustainability boxes.  The bristles however were really pointy, which was not a pleasant experience when cleaning your teeth.  The brush was also very soft.  I am normally used to a medium plastic brush, so I thought I would keep an open mind.  However, I found after a few weeks of using the brush that despite my best cleaning efforts the brush didn’t feel that effective.

The Bam and Boo Toothbrush

The Bam and Boo Toothbrush
Price: £4.99
Materials: Bamboo Handle and Nylon Bristles
Disposal: Compost the handle, pull the bristles out and put in general waste
Packaging: Paper and biodegradable plastic – Can be composted
Care Instructions: Care as you would a plastic toothbrush
Health: BPA Free
Sustainability Guide Rating: 9/10

Comments: This bamboo toothbrush works on a subscription basis.  You sign up for a subscription for a toothbrush and they send them out as per the subscription. You can choose from a variety of different coloured bristles.  The handle was nice to hold and is a little longer than your standard toothbrush.  The bristles were  similar to a standard plastic toothbrush and they were shaped.  It was an overall pleasant experience using the toothbrush and cleaned reasonably well, but perhaps a little pricey compared to your plastic alternative.

The Environmental Toothbrush

Environmental Bamboo Toothbrush

Price: £2.85
Materials: Bamboo Handle and Nylon Bristles
Disposal: Compost the handle, pull the bristles out and put in general waste
Packaging: Cardboard – Can be composted or recycled
Care Instructions: Care as you would a plastic toothbrush
Health: BPA Free
Sustainability Guide Rating: 9/10

Comments: This was my favourite brush. The toothbrush has similar dimensions to a traditional plastic toothbrush and gave a good clean – my teeth felt nice and shiny afterwards :-). I think this one gives you best value for money and I like how this one was developed by a Australian Dentist.  The only downside is that it does not come in pretty colours or have contoured bristles like the Bam and Boo toothbrush, but that does not stop it doing its job.

 

In the end, I decided to go with the The Environmental Toothbrush. The brush gave a good clean and is one of the more affordable options compared to your £1 plastic toothbrush.

 

Let me know your experience with bamboo toothbrushes.  Are there any out there that you guys like or would like reviewed?

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