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Your Favourite Eco Toothbrush: Partly Biodegradable, Partly Not

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see an older post about nylon 6 and nylon 4

although designers are doing the very best they can, there is still not a fully degradable bristle apart from the boar-bristle. if there are, can you tell us about it in the comments below?


home_groupthe brush we all know and love and buy by-the-box to give as gifts to our less enviro-aware family members   . . . . .

The Environmental Toothbrush

the honest designer & manufacter (manufactured in china under contract), a dentist from brisbane of “The Environmental Toothbrush” was horrified when he was informed that their bristles were not made from nylon 4 and he let his buyers know that he had been misled.

following is the amended text on his website . . . .

The bristles are made from a BPA FREE polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability.  We have tried to find a biodegradable bristle but as of this time there is nothing available – apart from boars hair (don’t want to go there).  No they are not Nylon 4 (as far as we know there are no bristles made from Nylon 4 on the market today).

We have tried to bring you a toothbrush that is better for the environment- over the years we have been misled by our manufactures about our bristles being made of Nylon 4.  We still believe that our toothbrush is a better alternative to a full Plastic toothbrush.

from Beth Terry


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from bogobrush website . . .

We believe the world deserves a toothbrush worth caring about. We believe that starts with knowing where it came from, and how it was made. We believe it grows from an attention to aesthetics that will make you smile, and deepens with the beauty of giving back to someone in need. We believe that what is good for the planet, is good for us. We believe in the little toothbrush that could.

What kind of bristles are in a Bogobrush? Are they soft? Bogobrushes use the highest quality Tynex Nylon bristles from Dupont.  They are a “soft” bristle, and are polished with ceramic by our bristling manufacturer for an extra smooth feel.

How long will it take to break down, (i.e. degrade)?

It depends.  Maybe a few months, maybe a few years.  With any compostable material, the time of degradation depends on the health of the compost pile – humidity, temperature, and bio-diversity, (bugs, microbes, plants, etc. –  as well as the size and surface area of the product).
What will it degrade into?

Bogobrush bio-composite handles will degrade into carbon dioxide, water, and humus, (a soil nutrient).

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Hi Marion,
Thank you for reaching out to us.  This is a great question.  Several years ago, we learned from our U.S. manufacturing partners that Nylon 4 was not actually a viable bristle option, despite what Chinese manufacturing told us.  This was before we started actual production, so we pulled all language of the sort from our marketing materials.  There is likely some lingering information out on the internet from our pre-order launch in 2012, but we certainly no longer claim that material for our brush.  While we wish there were other bristle options, we feel good about our decision to provide high quality bristles to our customers.  Some day, we hope demand for eco-bristles will help spur viable options.
You can go to our website shop page and scroll to FAQ section to learn more about our bristles and how we recommend composting our biodegradable brush.
Please let us know if you have further questions.  We will be happy to help!
Best,
Heather McDougall
co-founder

302438_471113779573595_1091126901_n-240x231Brush With Bamboo

 

from Beth Terry at Life Without Plastic

 


Total Clean Eco Toothbrush

Features of the Animal Lovers Total Clean Eco Toothbrush
Animal Lovers Total Clean Eco Toothbrush

  • Designed in conjunction with dental advice.
  • Easy-grip ergonomic bamboo biodegradable handle has natural flexibility, absorbing brushing pressure and reducing gum irritation.
  • Zig zag bristles with rounded tips for gentle cleaning in-between teeth and along the delicate gum line.
  • 30mm tapered head is smaller than regular over-sized toothbrush heads for easy access to those hard-to-reach places.
  • Heat treatment carbonizes the bamboo surface for water resistance and prevention of microbe growth (bacteria and moulds) during normal use.
  • Attractive, individual packaging made from recycled card makes the toothbrushes a great gift or Christmas stocking stuffer.

 


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PreserveTB2015-Colors

 

 

 

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Features:

  • Made with LOVE and recycled yogurt cups
  • Handle created with 100% recycled #5 plastic; bristles are new nylon
  • Easy-to-grip curved handle
  • Tiered bristles for gentle, thorough cleaning
  • Includes reusable travel case
  • Be sure to learn about our toothbrush recycling program listed below

 

on a completely different subject ….   homemade laundry cleaner

 

 

 

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The Original Wooden Pin Brushes

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A well-known hair stylist in Milan who worked with models developed the WIDU® concept. He was concerned that the constant washing of hair and heat from the photographic lights dried the scalp. As he felt that boar bristle and nylon bristle brushes had the tendency to both scratch the scalp and tear the hair, so he developed the wooden bristles.

3The brushes are handmade in Italy by adult native artisans that have perfected their skills over the last thirty years. No child labor is utilized. Our products are of impeccable old world quality and long lasting value unlike many of our imitators.

After an extensive study and research the hard white wood of the hornbeam tree was chosen for the bristles. Horn beam is in the birch family and has a strong resistance to breakage and maintains its exceptional smooth qualities.

1432393332The WIDU® Wooden Bristle brush is all-natural. Neither animal by-products nor synthetic materials are used in its manufacture. It is an animal and cruelty-free product. We have discovered that:

1. Wooden bristles gently massage the scalp and move natural oils through the hair. The brushes aid in scalp massage, blood circulation, excess sebum absorption and the removal hair impurities.

2. Massaging the scalp helps promote hair growth and stimulate acupressure points.

3. The combination of wood and natural antistatic rubber helps to prevent flyaway hair.

4. When exposed to a blow dryer, the brush stays cool because wood and rubber do not conduct heat. When hair is wet the wooden bristles glide easily through the tangles.

5. The brushes and combs are naturally hypoallergenic. The comb’s wooden teeth are turned and well finished so they do not tear at the hair. The majority of our brushes and combs are only finished with a protective coating of beeswax or purified linseed oil.

6. Only wood suppliers who agree to a policy of Forest Stewardship Council sustainable forestation are utilized. This also applies to the African wood suppliers.

Non-nylon alternatives to Boar Bristle

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i have not yet found an alternative for TOOTH brushes. apart from not using a TOOTHBRUSH ever again instead i used my newly discovered ECO VEGAN toothstick.


i have used boar-bristle hairbrushes all my life.  i have used boar-bristle toothbrushes for about 29 years.  as a animal friender, for the last 3 years, i have been searching for evidence of  humanely-harvested boar bristle.  now that i am of the mind that even humanely-harvested hog bristle comes from animals who are still exploited because it is a commercial operation.  if i had a pet pig, and i gave it a scratch and an occasional haircut, i know that my pig would feel happy to be of service to my need for brushes. i do not have a pet pig.  i have at last found my alternatives – a stick for teeth and bamboo brush for hair.

NYLON has been a NO GO  for me, for a couple of decades or so:

  • nylon bristles ALWAYS scratch teeth enamel, and damage the hair, no exceptions.
  • nylon is made from petroleum

i have found some alternatives to nylon and commercially shaved or killed & shaved boar/badger etc :

BRISTLES

  • sisal
  • jute
  • tampico/agave/cactus

PINS

  • wood
  • bamboo
  • ceramic?

FORUMS talking about VEGAN ALTERNATIVE TO BOAR-BRISTLE


ABOUT BRISTLES

http://www.gordonbrush.com/material_descriptions.php


SISAL

http://www.amazon.com/Friendly-Wooden-Vegan-Sisal-Brush/dp/B00BRHN5IY


JUTE

body    –  http://www.bernardjensen.com/SKIN-BRUSH–NATURAL-TAMPICO-BRISTLES-WLONG-HANDLE_p_47.html


TAMPICO/agave/cactus BRISTLE: Tampico looks really stiff and scratchy for the body, is it?

hair  –    http://www.care2.com/greenliving/hairbrushes-easy-greening.html

body  –   http://www.biome.com.au/body-brushing/1519-natural-body-brush-tampico-plant-long-handle-for-body-brushing.html


WOOD & WOOD PINS

hair: comb  – https://www.widu.com/category/13./Wooden-Combs.html

hair: brush  –  https://www.widu.com/

hair  –  i have not yet checked the following links – if you have tried one of the following brushes, feel free to write a comment

http://livingprettynaturally.com/top-5-reasons-to-use-a-wooden-brush-lpns-fave-hair-brushes-and-comb/

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=wood+pin+hair+brush&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiS8tfdlYLMAhWhLaYKHWGPDmgQsxgIHA

http://chrischristensenaustralia.com.au/product-category/grooming-accessories/brushes/wood-pin-brushes/


BAMBOO PINS

hair  –  http://www.thebodyshop.com.au/haircare/brushes/hair-brush-with-bamboo-pins-large.aspx#.Vwkyn3CSRok


CERAMIC PINS

hair  –  https://translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tek-italy.it%2F&edit-text=

hair – https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com.au&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://www.facebook.com/Tekitaly&usg=ALkJrhiC_h4cHJvAiGFULo8L949TiE-89Q

Beautiful Hair Naturally! Wow! I can shampoo again!

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Morrocco Method of Beautiful Hair: Raw Vegan Wildcrafted Natural Botanicals

Antonio Morrocco Hair Shaman   Raw Radio on Antonio Morrocco  Dr Weil Breathing Exercises

Bristles: humanely harvested boar and badger etc bristle

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Yes, natural bristle is my bristle of choice. For me, anything that is not made by nature comes under immediate suspicion. Plastic bristle, regardless of how soft the bristles will ALWAYS (no exceptions) scratch the enamel on the teeth. Boar, commonly called Natural bristle does not scratch the enamel on teeth.

another discussion forum            

I am interested in encouraging interested people to harvest bristle in a humane and loving and grateful manner – from boars who are their friends and kindred spirits.

So in an attempt to find out if there are any such people harvesting in such a manner, i will just have to search and search until i find them.


Fuchs Boar Bristle Toothbrush GERMANY

yhst-96829732451264_2267_63265309Fuchs Bristle brushes are harvested from a special breed of boar raised solely for its bristles. The bristles are carefully harvested using a process similar to the methods employed in shearing sheep. The boar are extremely well cared-for; their bristles are harvested repeatedly during their long lifetimes.

The bristles have different degrees of stiffness, depending upon from which part of the body they originate. This is why natural bristles can be supplied in soft, medium and hard variations. Although most bristles are a light beige color, occasionally some black bristles, noted for their stiffer texture, are used in natural bristle toothbrushes.

Fuchs bristle brushes generally run one level softer than the comparable toothbrush in nylon. Thus, a soft natural brush is equivalent to an extra soft nylon one, a hard natural brush is equivalent to a medium nylon brush and so on. Natural bristle brushes are especially useful for people who require soft-bristled brushes to avoid damaging tooth enamel or sensitive gums.

Fuchs RECORD-V brushes have ripple “V” bristle fields. These uniquely shaped bristles help prevent plaque formation, as they can more effectively get in between the teeth.

Fuchs is one of the original manufacturers of the ripple V bristle toothbrush always at the forefront of dental care technology.

Fuchs has marketed this type of brush head worldwide for more than 40 years. Although billed as a new dental care discovery, ripple v bristles have been a successful part of the Fuchs line since the 1950s!

The Record-V is the best-selling bristle shape in the Fuchs product line.

The Record-V Toothbrush also features a uniquely angled neck, providing maximum agility in reaching even the furthest corners of the mouth. These unique brushes also have the distinction of being copied by most of the major US toothbrush manufacturers over the last few years, albeit at much higher prices.

These brushes will last about 2 months before they need replaced. They are a great introduction to the oral benefits of boar bristles. If you find you like the benefits you might consider moving up to one of our KOH-I-NOOR boar brushes which are way more expensive but made of more durable bristle for longer effective life.

Color: Red, Green or Blue. Please specify in Comments section.

Brush is 7″ long from head to toe.

These come assorted in Red, Blue & Teal Green. Please put your color preferences in the Comments Section when you checkout. I will accommodate you unless sold out of that color. If you note a second preference will ship that if not sold out. Otherwise will ship whatever color I have. So if your color preference is FIRM note that & if out of that color I’ll cancel the brush & refund your money on it.



Burstenhaus Redecker Beechwood Toothbrush GERMANY

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Review by  the soap dispensary

boar2-1024x624We recently received a small supply of German-made, completely natural toothbrushes. These have handles made from sustainably harvested wood (beechwood) that have been preserved with vegetable oil. More importantly, the bristles! The bristles are made from sterilized pig hair sourced from China, the only place in the world that currently supply the long-haired pig bristles. The bristles come from a domesticated breed of pig that is raised for meat. The skin, along with the bristles, are normally discarded but with these toothbrushes, what was once considered waste, can now replace plastic!

yesThis is a very well thought out product – from the material to the packaging. It comes wrapped in a small piece of biodegradable cellulose plastic enclosed with a metal/cardboard clip that is 100% recyclable. Available in Adult and Child size.

Care: these toothbrushes need to dry out thoroughly between brushings.

Measures 16.5cm


 Koh-In-Noor ITALY buy online

from the Koh-I-Noor website:

We started from that and even today the quality of our toothbrushes is hardly reachable.
We produce them from the very beginning with soft natural bristles, bred under medical surveillance, or with Tynex (first quality nylon) with round tips to be gentle to gums the most.

For the ones needing a more gentle effect are available also the version with badger fur bristles.
We categorize the 6 different hardness of bristles:spazzolini_da_denti
MM very soft (badger fur)
M soft
MD medium
D hard
DDN very hard (black boar bristles)
DDV very hard (white boar bristles)
The range of handles, models and bristles cut is very large, in order to allow follow the different needs of the end user.


Yaweco GERMANY and Monte Bianco  ITALY

both manufacture boar bristle toothbrushes, with replaceable heads.        yaweco_toothbrush_heads_naturalmediumnaturalbrushheads

from stockist So Organic ….

Why Choose and eco toothbrush?
Toothbrushes tend to be made from plastic (and therefore oil), and if we follow our dentists advice we should replace them regularly, so even though they are only small, they still contribute to plastic waste and land fill.
Monte Bianco toothbrushes help to reduce the amount of plastic you throw away. These eco friendly toothbrushes have replacement heads, so you just buy one toothbrush with a reusable handle and then replace just the head, rather than the whole thing every 3 months.
Our eco friendly toothbrushes come in either natural bristle or nylon bristle (which is suitable for vegans), and you can choose the strength of bristle you prefer from sensitive to hard.
We all use these products ourselves, so please email or call our advisors free on 0800 169 2579 if you need help choosing the eco toothbrush that is right for you.

Buy Monte Bianco in Australia

Yaweco Manufacturer

 http://int.classicshaving.com/swissco-natural-bristle-toothbrush.html?SID=it713pal53e22revs6nmft3f51&___store=new_intl&___from_store=new_intl#.VuYTwCk2XoA

Brooks – Pearwood Boarbristle Toothbrush

226497-DEFAULT-LThis 100% all-natural Swiss-made brush can be used for skin, teeth, hands, vegetables, and dishes, as well as for many other personal and household needs.
Edible Plant Finish.
The bristles are a tad stiff at first, but they quickly soften up after a few uses. The texture of the wood and natural bristles feels very pleasant in your mouth. Just make sure to store it in such a way that the brush can dry out otherwise the wood around the bristles will get discolored. It’s good to know that when I’m done with this plastic-free brush I can just toss it in the compost or the fireplace and it will not be filling up any landfills or waterways. However, if your goal is to go plastic free when brushing your teeth you’ll be disappointed to find that this item comes in a plastic container (although it is marked as being recyclable). It would be even better if this biodegradable, plastic-free brush came in similar packaging–maybe cardboard?


Acca Kappa ITALYtoothbrush-pure-boar-bristles-bio-cellulose-acetate-2131N-acca-kappa-1

Handle:  Bio Collection in Cellulose Acetate

Bristles:  White pure natural bristles

Acca Kappa was established in 1869 near Venice, Italy. The focus of business at that time was the production of quality hair brushes and accessories. Acca Kappa soon became the largest manufacturer of quality brushes in Italy.Acca Kappa is a family run business that spans for generations. Remarkably, the current President, Ms. Elisa Gera, is the great-great grand daughter of the original founder! In the late 1980’s, Ms. Gera decided to expand the Acca Kappa brand to leading traditional principles; select the highest quality of raw materials, focus on simplicity in design and respect the environment.”My great-great grandfather founded Acca Kappa in 1869. Today, four generations later, I’m proud to follow his footsteps as president of Acca Kappa, and uphold the long family tradition of quality, simplicity and luxury for which Acca Kappa is known.”In 2004 the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels and resorts, chose Acca Kappa for its high standard in quality. From New York to Kuala Lampur, you will find Acca Kappa’s exclusive White Moss collection in any Four Seasons suite worldwide.Acca Kappa toothbrushes were also featured on Oprah and still appear on Oprah’s O list.

Acca Kappa was established in 1869 near Venice, Italy. The focus of business at that time was the production of quality hair brushes and accessories. Acca Kappa soon became the largest manufacturer of quality brushes in Italy.

Acca Kappa is a family run business that spans for generations. Remarkably, the current President, Ms. Elisa Gera, is the great-great grand daughter of the original founder! In the late 1980’s, Ms. Gera decided to expand the Acca Kappa brand to leading traditional principles; select the highest quality of raw materials, focus on simplicity in design and respect the environment.

“My great-great grandfather founded Acca Kappa in 1869. Today, four generations later, I’m proud to follow his footsteps as president of Acca Kappa, and uphold the long family tradition of quality, simplicity and luxury for which Acca Kappa is known.”

In 2004 the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels and resorts, chose Acca Kappa for its high standard in quality. From New York to Kuala Lampur, you will find Acca Kappa’s exclusive White Moss collection in any Four Seasons suite worldwide.

Acca Kappa toothbrushes were also featured on Oprah and still appear on Oprah’s O list.

– See more at: http://www.shopaccakappa.com/about#sthash.PsFGveLE.dpuf

Acca Kappa was established in 1869 near Venice, Italy. The focus of business at that time was the production of quality hair brushes and accessories. Acca Kappa soon became the largest manufacturer of quality brushes in Italy.

Acca Kappa is a family run business that spans for generations. Remarkably, the current President, Ms. Elisa Gera, is the great-great grand daughter of the original founder! In the late 1980’s, Ms. Gera decided to expand the Acca Kappa brand to leading traditional principles; select the highest quality of raw materials, focus on simplicity in design and respect the environment.

“My great-great grandfather founded Acca Kappa in 1869. Today, four generations later, I’m proud to follow his footsteps as president of Acca Kappa, and uphold the long family tradition of quality, simplicity and luxury for which Acca Kappa is known.”

In 2004 the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels and resorts, chose Acca Kappa for its high standard in quality. From New York to Kuala Lampur, you will find Acca Kappa’s exclusive White Moss collection in any Four Seasons suite worldwide.

Acca Kappa toothbrushes were also featured on Oprah and still appear on Oprah’s O list.

– See more at: http://www.shopaccakappa.com/about#sthash.PsFGveLE.dpuf

Acca Kappa was established in 1869 near Venice, Italy. The focus of business at that time was the production of quality hair brushes and accessories. Acca Kappa soon became the largest manufacturer of quality brushes in Italy.

Acca Kappa is a family run business that spans for generations. Remarkably, the current President, Ms. Elisa Gera, is the great-great grand daughter of the original founder! In the late 1980’s, Ms. Gera decided to expand the Acca Kappa brand to leading traditional principles; select the highest quality of raw materials, focus on simplicity in design and respect the environment.

“My great-great grandfather founded Acca Kappa in 1869. Today, four generations later, I’m proud to follow his footsteps as president of Acca Kappa, and uphold the long family tradition of quality, simplicity and luxury for which Acca Kappa is known.”

In 2004 the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels and resorts, chose Acca Kappa for its high standard in quality. From New York to Kuala Lampur, you will find Acca Kappa’s exclusive White Moss collection in any Four Seasons suite worldwide.

Acca Kappa toothbrushes were also featured on Oprah and still appear on Oprah’s O list.

– See more at: http://www.shopaccakappa.com/about#sthash.PsFGveLE.dpuf


Smile Brite Toothbrushes GERMANY

Here is a description of  Smile Brite V-Wave,  a natural boar bristle toothbrush from Shoe Box Shave Shop:

Like the Fuchs, Smile Brite Bristle brushes are harvested from a special breed of boar raised solely for its bristles.

Smile Brite believes in reducing the chemical load in the mouth area where it is most easily absorbed into the body so you will not find any of our heads with synthetic dyes.Dentists advise that it is better to use softer bristles wherever possible. Smile Brite provides you the ultimate choice by providing an Extra Soft bristle in addition to the normal soft and medium choices.

Smile Brite bristle brushes generally run one level softer than the comparable toothbrush in nylon. Thus, a soft natural brush is equivalent to an extra soft nylon one, a hard natural brush is equivalent to a medium nylon brush and so on. Natural bristle brushes are especially useful for people who require soft-bristled brushes to avoid damaging tooth enamel or sensitive gums.

Smile Brite V-WAVE brushes have ripple “V” bristle fields. These uniquely shaped bristles help prevent plaque formation, as they can more effectively get in between the teeth. The V-WAVE Toothbrush also features an ergonomic handle, providing maximum agility in reaching even the furthest corners of the mouth.These brushes will last about 2 months before they need replaced. They are a great introduction to the oral benefits of boar bristles.


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Brushing Au Naturel with Boar Head Bristles
Jul 24, 2013

If these are the dog days of summer, fetch a bone and call me Snoopy! We’ve covered a boatload of toothbrush topics in our July series “The Power of the Brush,” including last week’s ‘different strokes for different folks’ discussion – the classic ongoing debate about electric toothbrushes versus manual ones.

Two weeks ago, we learned that in the first known case of Chinese carry-out, Europeans imported coarse boar head bristle toothbrushes from China centuries ago and swapped them for softer horsehair bristles. But today many Europeans still love boar head brushes with their original equipment, probably because they’re available now in varying degrees of bristle stiffness other than the standard stiff-as-a-board boar bristle. Also, that occasional off-putting wild boar taste is now available in mint, wintergreen and bubble gum boar.

Boar head bristles are a little harder to find in the U.S., although they are available through Amazon and direct marketing outlets – at least, for now.  One of the latter says the European toothbrushes may not be offered after January 1 due to the Affordable Care Act subjecting them to the medical device tax. Yes, you read that right. Toothbrushes are now considered medical devices. But no worries – it’s not like toothbrush manufacturers would pass on that cost to consumers, driving up the cost of all toothbrushes or maybe pulling their products altogether, right?

Photo source: Swissco.com

 There are four distinct advantages to boar head bristle toothbrushes:

  • Eco Chic Boar hair bristles are a renewable resource so collecting the bristles is harmless; at least, there have been no boorish complaints to the Geneva Convention or protests from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. One boar can provide enough bristles for multiple toothbrushes in its lifetime and several manufacturers have substituted the plastic handles for smooth wooden ones.  This makes the toothbrushes fully biodegradable and saves landfill space for real trash like used home teeth whitening kits and that stuff in the back of your fridge that CSI forensics couldn’t identify.
  • Au Naturel Synthetic nylon is the standard for most modern toothbrushes, but some folks are allergic to nylon. Natural bristle toothbrushes don’t trigger those allergies. Also, the bleach or dye used in synthetic toothbrush bristles can irritate the gums of those sensitive to chemicals. TIP: Confirm the bristles on the boar head toothbrush you are considering are tan or beige; these are the color of unbleached boar’s hair. Any different colors (platinum blonde, red, or tie-dyed) and you are dealing with a boar bristle impersonator – or maybe a party bore, which is a different beast altogether.
  • Deep Cleansed Feeling A soft boar bristle is stiffer than a nylon soft bristle and stiffer than even some synthetic medium bristles. The stiffer boar bristles can easily handle the tough task of scrubbing your teeth and can give you that squeaky clean feeling you may not have had since your last teeth cleaning. Boar head bristles tips can get between your teeth better than nylon because they are less rounded than nylon due to their softness. Boar head bristles are stiff but also soft enough that they won’t damage gums. Think of them as the strong, silent type but sensitive enough about your feelings that you can trust them with your mouth.
  • Tune-up Your Boar Bristles Boar’s hair is natural so it reacts to water differently than nylon. Water softens the boar hair so if the bristles are too stiff before you brush, run water over them for a few seconds before applying toothpaste. Knowing that water softens the bristles is something to keep in mind when choosing how stiff of a boar head toothbrush you may want.

Also, brushing your teeth in the morning and at night before going to bed as prescribed in the Handbook of Dental Happiness allows sufficient time for the bristles to dry between uses, and this will extend the life of your toothbrush.

If you are interested in trying a boar head bristle toothbrush, you can find them on Amazon.com from European manufacturers like Brooks-Pearwood, Fuchs (pronounced “Fewks” to avoid any awkward pronunciation issues), Swissco, Koh-I-Noor and other manufacturers in a European village not near you.
Thanks for reading Agent Straight-Talk. Stay tuned next week for highlights from earlier topics in our AST series.

Sources: Type F.com, Shoebox Shaveshop, Fuchs.com

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