Dr. D'Amico's Eco - Friendly Tooth Brushes
Cruelty-Free / Vegan
All Natural & Organic
Plastic-Free & Biodegradable
Sustainably Farmed Bamboo
Soft Charcoal Infused Bristles
Now its ok to replace your toothbrush more often. No need to hang onto germ filled, splayed bristles on an old plastic toothbrush made from non-recyclable fossil fuels..
Dramatically increase your oral health while helping the environment!
OneTreePlanted.org Reforestation Partner
Dr. D'Amico's Eco-Friendly Products proudly supports reforestation
We will plant one tree for every purchase as an additional way to give back and offset our carbon footprint.
OneTreePlanted.org: As an environmental charity, we are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees!
Pros and Cons of using a bamboo toothbrush
Pros & Cons for Dr. D'Amico's Bamboo Toothbrush
Long before modern plastic toothbrushes and toothpaste were developed, people would use cloth, salt, neem sticks, charcoal or chalk to clean their teeth. Since then, toothbrush technology has come a long way. With all technology though, it begins with good intentions and more times than not, ends in unforeseen negative results, such as plastic pollution and harmful chemicals.
The history and benefits of Activated Charcoal
Why rub charcoal on your teeth? It mostly just sounds gross.
Activated charcoal is actually not charcoal, even though it looks and obviously sounds like it. Activated Charcoal is typically made from coconut shells, bamboo, olive pits, and other plant based materials. The mixture is heated, which oxidizes and activates it. Hence, "Activated Charcoal". When this material is activated, it becomes much more porous, which makes it better able to capture and absorb plaque and bacteria, rather than just spreading it around.
Bamboo is a Sustainable Resource
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth!
Our Bamboo is 100% Hand-Grown Moso Bamboo. The largest and most widely spread of all the Bamboos. Moso can reach heights of almost 100 ft tall. No fertilizers or Pesticides are used in the cultivation or manufacturing of our products. The fields our bamboo come from have grown only bamboo for decades, so no new deforestation is required.
Use Less Plastic
Plastic Toothbrushes are not recyclable!
By volume, there is the same amount of plastic waste in our oceans from plastic toothbrushes as plastic bags. It's time to take the plastic-free path!
In just 45 years, our consumption rate of plastic bags has grown from almost zero decades ago to our now use of over 500,000,000,000 (that’s 500 billion) plastic bags annually … almost 1 million per minute. By 2030 we could have more plastic in our oceans than fish.
What is Biodegradable?
There are many misconceptions about the term "biodegradable.
Our Bamboo Tooth Brushes and other Bamboo Products are hand made from Moso Bamboo. Both the body of the brush and the case are made from 100% solid bamboo. Moso Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet and is perfectly safe to compost or even toss at any moment you wish. One very important feature our product has that most other brands do not, are the plant-based Charcoal Infused Bristles.
Lower Your Carbon Footprint
We must all lower our Carbon Footprint to survive!
Every plan developed by climate change experts to save the human existence, as well as the existence of what's left of our animal, plant and fish populations, all require the immediate removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
So far, the only thing we know that can do this are trees, but the process takes too long and we constantly cut way more down than we plant. This process is called wood-based biogenic sequestration through afforestation and reforestation.
My old bamboo toothbrush
The many ways to recycle and upcycle your bamboo toothbrush
Our Bamboo Toothbrush handles and cases are all-natural & biodegradable. Unlike most other bamboo or wooden toothbrush brands, our bristles are made from a plant-based material which utilizes over 60% less plastic and the little amount of nylon-4 that it does still use can degrade within only a few months and leaves less, if any at all, toxins behind than the traditional other nylon materials. These bristles are recyclable if you remove them from the brush handle and sprinkle them inside a plastic bottle or other container you are already going to recycle. The bristles on their own are far too small to just throw in a recycling container and will easily get lost. For more information on the biodegradability of our products, visit our Biodegradable page.