06-23-2012, 04:27 AM
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I didn't know where to put this, so I stuck it in here.

I know most of us use toothbrushes we get from our grocery store or big box store. However, we were doing our regular toothbrush replacement when I started to consider how much plastic there was that was getting tossed. So I decided to look and see what I could find that mitigated this waste.

It turns out that there are biodegradable toothbrushes available, and I decided to try one......without much hope that it would be any good (I'm a skeptic when it comes to these things).

I bought the Acca Kappa Boar Bristle toothbrush from WCS.

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It has a cellulose acetate handle and boar bristles and it should be completely biodegradable (rapidly). The head is interesting, with the bristles extending about twice the length of a 'regular' toothbrush. The handle is nice, but plain.

In use, I found it to be excellent! The head is really comfortable in the mouth, and I found my teeth and gums really like these bristles. I was a little worried that the boar bristles would be too soft, but they're not. The bristles have more variance in their set heights that you'll see in a 'regular' brush, but I actually found that to be better for cleaning the teeth.

I don't know how long this brush will stand up to daily use. We'll have to see.

The price ($7) is not bad, and I think I'll be sticking with this brush for a while.

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 06-23-2012, 06:25 AM
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  • Johnny
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Yohann, a very worthwhile review. Thanks for the info. I use to order tooth brushes from D.R. Harris but the shipping cost more than my teeth were worth.

I will give one of these a try.

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 06-23-2012, 06:26 AM
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  • ben74
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Very nice. My daughter would love the pink handle!

I've always admired the Dr Harris (bone and natural bristle) toothbrushes...

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EDIT: Johnny you beat me to it! How do the Dr Harris toothbrushes perform?

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 06-23-2012, 06:49 AM
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(06-23-2012, 06:26 AM)ben74 Wrote: Very nice. My daughter would love the pink handle!

I've always admired the Dr Harris (bone and natural bristle) toothbrushes...



EDIT: Johnny you beat me to it! How do the Dr Harris toothbrushes perform?

Ben, they were very good brushes. I used them for about 5-years.

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 06-23-2012, 07:11 AM
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Do you know the life expectancy of these boar bristle brushes? Do they need to be replaced every 3 months like the typical ones?

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 06-23-2012, 07:14 AM
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  • bullgoose
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The head on that thing looks huge! Is it an optical illusion? Confused

If there is interest in the Harris toothbrushes, I could certainly carry them.

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 06-23-2012, 07:28 AM
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  • gijames
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hrmmm a natural hair product may hold bacteria longer, but on the flip side, I regularly use Listerine/clone to give my toothbrush a bath, pour a little in the palm and go to town on the head/bristles!

rinse
dry

Smile

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 06-23-2012, 08:27 AM
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Thanks for the review, Yohann. I might give one of those a try.

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 06-23-2012, 08:34 AM
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Phil -

If you carried a few dental hygiene products, I'd certainly be interested in buying them. The Harris toothbrushes may be interesting, and these Acca Kappa toothbrushes too.

The toothbrush head is about twice as long as the regular commercially available toothbrushes. I found it easy to use, and it's contoured to fit well in the mouth.

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 06-23-2012, 08:36 AM
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James - I had wondered about that. I guess if you let the brush dry completely between uses, it should be fine.

I have two toothbrushes at home and I use one in the morning and one in the evening (a Sonicare), so my toothbrushes generally dry between uses.

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 06-23-2012, 08:38 AM
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(06-23-2012, 07:11 AM)dontodd Wrote: Do you know the life expectancy of these boar bristle brushes? Do they need to be replaced every 3 months like the typical ones?

I haven't used this enough to see if it lasts three months. If it does, it will be replaced at that time -- as usual. $7 every three months is not too bad.

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 06-23-2012, 10:52 AM
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Or dip it in a chlorine bath before putting it in the holder, or H2O2.

Interesting review. Thanks!

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 06-23-2012, 11:45 AM
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Once, I spotted a drug-store in Lisbon selling those... Hummm....
I can see a trip there in my near future! Cool

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 06-24-2012, 06:24 PM
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  • PAW
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(06-23-2012, 07:14 AM)bullgoose Wrote: The head on that thing looks huge! Is it an optical illusion? Confused

If there is interest in the Harris toothbrushes, I could certainly carry them.

(06-23-2012, 08:34 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: Phil -

If you carried a few dental hygiene products, I'd certainly be interested in buying them. The Harris toothbrushes may be interesting, and these Acca Kappa toothbrushes too.

The toothbrush head is about twice as long as the regular commercially available toothbrushes. I found it easy to use, and it's contoured to fit well in the mouth.

I'm interested too

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 06-25-2012, 05:06 AM
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Looks promising.

I'll probably be adding one of these to my next order from West Coast Shaving.

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