Is the toothbrush biodegradable?
You will find many variations of bamboo toothbrushes available on the market. Some are not in fact bamboo, but other woods such as beech. All bristles are made with either animal hair or some form of nylon. Unfortunately, no toothbrush with any form of nylon bristle is fully biodegradable despite claims that they are. Nature & My toothbrushes have passed strict testing and have been certified bio-based with bristles made from 64% castor bean oil, 36% nylon and a 100% ethically sourced bamboo handle and compostable packaging..
Why use a soft bristle?
Most people choose to go for medium or hard bristles in the belief that you will get a better clean. In fact the exact opposite is true! Medium and hard-bristled brushes can actually damage the gums, root surface, and protective tooth enamel. Dental professionals will recommend that you brush gently and with the softest bristle available. Nature & My bristles have not been shaped as the straight trim ensures the entire set of bristles remain in contact with the teeth whilst brushing and less pressure is applied.
Care and Disposal – Try and keep the head as dry as possible after brushing to limit moisture retention. This will prolong the life of your toothbrush and bristles. To dispose, snap the head off or pluck out the bristles individually and dispose of as sadly nylon bristles cant be recycled. The film wrapper is 100% non-toxic and water soluble and both the handle and packaging is 100% compostable and biodegradable.