Bamboo Toothbrush with Replaceable Head
We loved using these toothbrushes, until it was time to change the bristle head. We found mold growing on the intersection of handle & brush head. Since I’d already purchased the replacement heads, we are just using those instead of the fully assembled toothbrush. Unfortunately when it comes to wood construction, the parts need to be able to dry fully, or they will grow mold.
I love that these toothbrushes have removable heads. I used to have regular bamboo toothbrushes and felt weird having to compost the whole toothbrush every time. I also found other toothbrushes to have too stiff of bristles. These bristles are on the softer side so if you don't like that these might not be for you. Even though they are softer they do a great job brushing, I haven't had any problems with plaque or food being left behind. They also pair perfectly with toothpaste tablets!
My husband and I have been using the etee toothbrushes for 4 months now, no complaints. I was worried they'd snap or the bristles would fall out, but they're super sturdy and the bristles are still straight, showing no wear.
There's a bit of a curve in the bristle shape, where the end bristles are slightly taller, so the brush surface isn't completely flat.
There is also a staple holding the bristles in so it's not 100% compostable, but darn close enough.
Your Toothbrush | Our Planet
Introducing the one & only etee Bamboo Toothbrush with a Replaceable Head! Hold up - WHAT!?! It's true. The paparazzi can't get enough of these beauties and they're a SERIOUS hot commodity around here.
Each toothbrush consists of 2 (fully assembled) parts - first you've got your rounded toothbrush handle, whose base is dipped in water-based paint (the paint helps to protect from any water damage that you get at the base of other bamboo toothbrushes). Added to that is the detachable toothbrush head with 100% plant-based bristles. The total length of the toothbrush is 7.5". Hooray!
The rounded toothbrush handle is made of FSC certified bamboo and the bristles are made from castor bean oil, which is the most eco-friendly alternative on the market today - double hooray!
What else is in my toothbrush?
A metal staple is used to clamp the the plant-based bristles into the brush, keeping them from falling out you're brushing your chiclets! It's a normal part of a toothbrush, and even plastic ones have staples in them too! When you're ready to replace your toothbrush head (dentists suggest every 3 months), simply replace with a new head and keep the handle. To dispose of the used head, you can also remove the bristles from the head using a pair of pliers, which will also remove the staple, and compost the bamboo. The bristles are not yet biodegradable, but fear not, we're working on a solution!