About the brush

FDA Registered

Brush with Bamboo is the world’s first plant-based toothbrush. Every component of our product is plant-based: bristles, handle, and box.

Brush with Bamboo is a USDA Certified Biobased Product by United States Government’s Biopreferred Program. A purchase of our toothbrush is a vote for biobased products that are not fossil fuel-based.

All of our products are Verified BPA-Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Non-toxic.

Bamboo Handle

We’ve created a high quality easy-to-grip curved handle made entirely out of  bamboo. Only wild, giant Moso Bamboo is used for our bamboo toothbrush handles.  At present we are harvesting less than 1% of the possible bamboo resources available in the sprawling Chinese bamboo mountain range where our supplier harvests bamboo.

100% Castor Bean Oil Bristles & USDA Certified 100% Biobased

Our toothbrush bristles are 100% Castor Bean Oil and USDA Certified 100% Biobased – see the USDA Certification and Testing Paperwork here. This means that our bristles contain 0% fossil fuel. Our bristles are made in the European Union. For further information regarding the decomposition process of these bristles, please read our FAQ page.

Compostable Packaging

We wanted our whole product to be ecological, including the packaging. The outer box is made from 100% paper and is also biodegradable – no tape or glue is used.

Toothbrush Lifespan

Our ecological bamboo toothbrush will last just as long as a conventional plastic toothbrush. Please see details on the Proper Care page.

True Sustainability

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Because it contains naturally-occurring antimicrobial agents, there is no need for using fertilizers or pesticides during its cultivation. Our bamboo is totally organic and wild. After we harvest a bamboo stalk to use it for toothbrushes, another stalk takes its place and grows to full size within just 2 years — a remarkable growth rate!

are bamboo toothbrushes recyclable

Can Bamboo Toothbrushes Be Recycled?

The majority of the material that makes up a bamboo toothbrush (by weight) does not need to be recycled. The bamboo handle of bamboo toothbrushes should be composted, not recycled. The bristles of bamboo toothbrushes should be recycled. Terracycle, a waste recycling company, is accepting toothbrush bristles for recycling.

bamboo toothbrush bristles close up

What are Bamboo Toothbrush Bristles Made From?

The bristles used in bamboo toothbrushes vary from brand to brand. The vast majority of brands use the exact same nylon bristles traditionally used in conventional plastic toothbrushes. At Brush with Bamboo, our bristles are the world’s first to be USDA Certified 100% Biobased. This means that our bristles contain 0% petroleum. Our bristles are made from 100% castor bean oil – a plant-based and renewable resource.

Are Bamboo Toothbrushes Sanitary?

Yes, bamboo toothbrushes are a sanitary and hygienic form of oral care. Because of bamboo’s naturally antifungal properties, the bamboo handle of the toothbrush is resistant to damage from water. Bamboo has been used for making toothbrushes since the 8th century A.D.

Are Bamboo Toothbrushes Good For Teeth?

Bamboo toothbrushes affect a person’s teeth in the exact same way that conventional toothbrushes do. The bamboo toothbrush is made on the exact same type of machinery that is used to make plastic toothbrushes. Functionally, the bamboo the toothbrush is no different from a plastic toothbrushes.

Are Bamboo Toothbrushes Really Eco-Friendly?

Yes, bamboo toothbrushes are a truly eco-friendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes because they clean the teeth equally well, but are made of sustainable materials as opposed to plastic. A bamboo toothbrush has a much lower carbon footprint and a much better end-of-life disposal process than a plastic toothbrush.

adult brush with bamboo toothbrush

Are Bamboo Toothbrushes ADA approved?

Currently, No. Bamboo toothbrushes are not ADA approved.