Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Posted Oct 15th, 2019 in General Information, Helpful Tips for Parents

Are eco-friendly and bamboo toothbrushes suitable for kids?

Switching to a bamboo toothbrush can be an easy way to reduce the amount of plastic at home. These eco-friendly toothbrushes can be suitable for kids too. Here's a little on how to choose a toothbrush for your child.


Like any other manual toothbrush, bamboo toothbrushes have a handle and bristles to remove food bits and plaque from teeth.

Generally, the main difference between bamboo toothbrushes and plastic toothbrushes is the material used to make the handle and bristles.

Bamboo is a biodegradable material frequently used to make toothbrush handles. It has a considerably smaller ecological footprint compared to plastic, when used in its raw form. 

Choosing a Bamboo Toothbrush

Kids can use a toothbrush with a bamboo handle in the exact same way they would use a plastic toothbrush.

When you're shopping for any toothbrush for your child, pay close attention to the size of the head, the shape of the handle and the type of bristles.

You should look for a brush with soft bristles and a brush head that will fit comfortably in your child's mouth. The handle should also be easy for your child to hold.

Contact the dentists at Smile Town Delta today to learn more about our oral health care for your child.

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