Are Electric Toothbrushes The Most Sustainable Option?

If you’re on a quest to make your bathroom more sustainable, you might have been thinking about electric toothbrushes vs manual toothbrushes. It’s an age-old debate so we wanted to weigh in and think about the environmental impact, as well as the best way to keep your teeth squeaky clean. 

  1. Electric Toothbrushes Last Longer

The bodies of electric toothbrushes can last many years, compared to manual brushes which need to be entirely replaced every 3 months. Electric brushes need new heads every 3 months, but if you use our Oral-B compatible Recyclable Brush heads, you’re not creating any waste that can’t be recycled! However, we can also recycle the bristles on our natural bamboo toothbrush if you prefer a manual brush. If you use a plastic toothbrush, they’re not recyclable and so will end up in landfill or the ocean! 


  1. How Often Do I Need To Change The Brush Head?

As we mentioned above, toothbrush heads need changing every 3 months of if you’ve been ill. This prevents bacteria and plaque build-up on the bristles and stops them damaging your teeth enamel from being worn down and fraying. We offer subscriptions and multipacks for both our recyclable electric toothbrush heads and our manual bamboo toothbrushes. This means you don’t have to remember to re-order every few months - and you get a discount! 


  1. Are Electric Toothbrushes Better At Cleaning Teeth? 

Electric toothbrushes make it easier to clean your teeth effectively and for 2 minutes. This is because they usually have built-in timers to ensure you’re brushing your teeth for the right amount of time, and they prevent you from brushing too hard which can damage your tooth enamel.


So...What's The Verdict? 

We’re all about personal choices which is why we offer electric toothbrush heads and bamboo brushes. You can send both options back to us to be recycled, meaning that neither option will cause plastic or waste to end up in landfill or the ocean, unlike un-recyclable alternatives.