Are Bamboo Toothbrushes Good For Your Teeth?
The major advantage difference between bamboo and plastic toothbrushes is the fact that the major material used for plastic toothbrushes (petroleum) requires lots of energy for its processing and is essentially non-biodegradable since their degradation takes a lot of time (a millennium) all the while releasing harmful toxins to the environment.
The bamboo toothbrush is simply was designed with eco-friendliness in mind. The handles are made entirely from bamboos in most cases which can be left in landfill areas with the safe knowledge that they are entirely degradable.
So are they good for your teeth?
Bamboo toothbrushes are naturally antimicrobial. This attribute ensures that bacterial growth is limited extremely. In short, they fight microbes while cleaning your teeth. Because most bristles used in bamboo toothbrushes are the same as plastic toothbrushes the outcome from either will be the same.
Unfortunately, while some advertise Nylon-4 bristles, which have been shown to biodegrade under certain conditions. A closer look will tell you that most are actually made with Nylon-6 bristles that are in fact not biodegradable.