Bamboo toothbrushes and bamboo interdental brushes

Bamboo toothbrushes and interdental brushes.

The environment is being discussed and considered more and more every day, especially our reliance on plastics.

Bamboo toothbrushes and bamboo interdental brushes are one of Salamanca Dental’s approaches to helping reduce our reliance on plastics. Bamboo toothbrushes are 96% biodegradable. Only the bristles cannot be recycled. Interdental brushes made with bamboo are 97% biodegradable, even the clear cover is made from cornstarch. Only the wire and bristles are not biodegradable. At this time there are no bamboo toothbrush heads for common electric toothbrushes, however watch this space.

Bamboo is a fast growing plant. It can grow almost a metre in 24 hours. Bamboo is a great product to use to replace plastics where possible due to these amazing properties.

Salamanca Dental is transitioning to bamboo toothbrushes and interdental brushes (piksters).

Benefits of bamboo toothbrushes and interdental brushes:

  • 96% less plastic than a traditional plastic toothbrush
  • 100% recycled and biodegradable packaging
  • 100% biodegradable handle
  • Sustainably grown bamboo
  • Available in soft for both adults and children

We extend you the opportunity to get environmentally conscious. Why not purchase a bamboo toothbrush or bamboo interdental brush from us and feel extra good when cleaning your teeth?

As at 14th November 2019, Coles and Woolworths both sold bamboo toothbrushes from $4.00 each. Chemist Warehouse $3.99.

Salamanca Dental sells bamboo toothbrushes for $3.50. Our bamboo interdental brushes are the same price as our previous plastic interdental brushes.

Don’t forget we also collect all used oral healthcare items made from plastic (including electric toothbrush heads) along with all packaging they come in. If you have something to drop off, we have a collection container in our patient lounge. Why not pick up a new bamboo product as you drop your used plastic one off?

If you want more information about our new bamboo oral healthcare range or you need to book a dental appointment, please call Salamanca Dental on (03) 62888070, contact us here, or book online using the button at the top of this page.

We look forward to seeing you soon and remember to… smile like you mean it!


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