WooBamboo - Frequently Asked Questions

Where are WooBamboo toothbrushes made? 

The bamboo used in your toothbrush is safely and conscientiously harvested from the bamboo-rich mountain regions of China, carefully monitored and quality-checked, to make sure what you put in your mouth is of the highest quality!

Are the bristles biodegradable?

No. The bristles are made from dental-grade nylon. At WooBamboo we’ve done an incredible amount of research and testing, and have found that claimed “biodegradable bristles” either ARE NOT, or if they are they actually start to decompose in your mouth with just a week or two of use. Another alternative would be to use boar hair. Yuck. Instead, we decided to get the BEST POSSIBLE BRISTLE for your mouth, and the BEST POSSIBLE HANDLE for the Earth.

How do I take care of my WooBamboo toothbrush? 

Great question! Since your WooBamboo toothbrush is not made of plastic, like other brushes, there are a few simple things to keep in mind… 

  • Any long-term wetness will definitely shorten the life of your brush, so please don’t let your toothbrush sit in water. When you’re done using it, shake or pat it dry and place it upright in a holder or a cup (good advice for ANY toothbrush, actually!). 

  • Also, due to the nature of the brush, you MAY witness the occasional bristle liberating itself from the handle. That’s because we don’t use any glue. Only pressure secures the bristles into the brush. So if it happens, which is rare, don’t panic. Do look into getting yourself a new brush though as most-likely, more will start to jump ship due to the pressure change.

  • Lastly, like with ANY toothbrush: BRUSH LIGHTLY! There’s no reason to punish your gums OR your toothbrush by thinking harder is better. It’s not! Be gentle. Your gums, teeth, and toothbrush will thank you!

How often do I replace my WooBamboo toothbrush? 

It’s commonly recommended by dental professionals that you change your toothbrush out every 2-3 months (or after any sickness) and that applies just the same to your bamboo toothbrush!

But pandas eat bamboo! How dare you?! 

No, no, no! It’s okay. We’re super panda-friendly! Panda’s don’t eat moso bamboo – and that’s what we use for our bamboo toothbrushes. They’re much more interested in water, arrow, and black bamboo varieties!

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How do you use and how often?

Use your WooBamboo toothbrush just like your standard manual toothbrush! For best results, brush at least twice a day, replace after 2 months or illness. Upon opening, clean brush before use, and inspect to ensure safety. Never leave it in water, and shake and/or pat dry after each use. Supervise children while they brush their teeth! 

Can infants and babies use Woobamboo Toothbrush?

WooBamboo’s children's toothbrushes are safe for use on children under the age of 3 without any toothpaste. 

Are there any allergy concerns?

WooBamboo toothbrushes are coated in a vegan-friendly soy bean wax. Those with serious soy allergies should avoid use.