Akamai BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH Oral Care Akamai
BAMBOO BASS TOOTHBRUSH Oral Care Akamai
BAMBOO BASS TOOTHBRUSH Oral Care Akamai
Akamai BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH Oral Care Akamai
BAMBOO BASS TOOTHBRUSH Oral Care Akamai
Akamai BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH Oral Care Akamai
Akamai BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH Oral Care Akamai

BAMBOO BASS TOOTHBRUSH


Our toothbrush delivers superior oral care, simplicity, and sustainability. True to the revolutionary 1948 design by Dr. Charles C Bass, seen by many as the father of preventative dentistry. Designed for a healthier mouth & planet. Set of 2.


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"The bamboo toothbrush is just right in size, the bristles are perfectly separated to allow cleaning in between teeth and crevices and it is really sturdy, but soft in the bristles."—Stephanie
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Product Highlights

  • Fewer bristles & intelligent layout improves cleaning under the gumline.

  • Designed for precise fingertip control & sensitivity.

  • Slender design cuts waste by 25% compared to typical bamboo brushes.

  • Made of bamboo: biodegradable, durable, and naturally discourages the growth of bacteria.

  • A simple, smart way to cut plastic waste.

  • Head snaps off for added sustainability - just compost the handle.

  • Dupont Tynex® Soft Nylon Bristles. The best bristles made. Polished and rounded so they are gentle on gums.

  • Bristles are tested BPA free, PFAS free and PTFE free by an independent lab.

  • Set of 2 (soft bristles).

  • Part of our Oral Care System endorsed Dr. Mark Hyman as a Mark’s Picks.

Designed in the USA | Made in China | Fair Labor & Fair Wages | ISO 90001 quality certification

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Materials

  • Bamboo

  • Nylon bristles

  • Copper anchors


Quality standards

  • ISO 90001 quality certification

  • Designed in the USA

  • Made in China with Fair Labor Standards & Fair Wages


Specs

  • 192 nylon bristles

  • Made of bamboo

  • Compostable handle

  • Length 6”

  • Width .5”

  • Thickness .25”

Our Dr. Bass-inspired Toothbrush features a bristle layout designed to reach under the gums and the smaller handle allows for more gentle precision. To maintain optimal gum health, it's essential to brush thoroughly around and under the gum line, targeting areas where bacteria and plaque can accumulate.

Unlike most toothbrushes, our toothbrush encourages a light touch. Its shorter handle is designed to be held by just a few fingers vs a fist. Subtle, but important. And with an intentional design of fewer bristles — ours has 192 bristles vs the hundreds (sometimes thousands) found in typical brushes — it is far more effective at cleaning under the gumline.

Fingertip control encourages a lighter touch and offers greater precision. This makes it easier to direct the toothbrush head throughout your mouth and along the gumline where many oral health issues occur if not properly cared for.


Designed to work with The Bass Method

Way back in the 1940’s Dr. Charles C. Bass developed a simple yet highly effective method for brushing teeth referred to as “The Bass Method.” To this day it is viewed by most dentists as the best method for effectively brushing teeth and optimal oral health.

How to use

Brush gently at a 45-degree angle using a light circular motion, paying close attention to getting under the gum line. This is known as The Bass Method — for a good video see here.

Note: While we are not fans of Colgate, this is nonetheless the best video we found — to see the video make sure to select “I am a dental professional”

Tips

  • Unlike ordinary toothbrushes, ours encourages a light touch. Its shorter handle is designed to be held by just a few fingers vs a fist. Using fingertips allows for greater precision and a lighter touch (brushing with a fist with force can lead to receding gums).

  • Sharing a bathroom with other Akamai users? A simple way to avoid confusion is to put initials at the base of each handle with a permanent marker.

  • After approximately 3 months you can snap off the head and compost the handle. The score near the base of the head makes it easy to snap off the head. Toss the head. Compost the handle. (Have trouble snapping off the head? Try using the edge of a counter for leverage.)

Q: Is there an optimal technique to use your toothbrush most effectively?

A: Our Bamboo Toothbrush is made to be used with the Bass Method (or Modified Bass Technique). It's designed to get under the gumline and help you brush using a gentle, light touch - its shorter handle is designed to be held by just a few fingers (index and next finger plus thumb) vs a fist. Harsh brushing causes all kinds of issues, from gum recession to the possibility of damaging your enamel.

Q: How do I use the Bass Method?

A: Brush gently at a 45-degree angle paying close attention to getting under the gumline. A good video to learn this proven, simple technique can be found here. (Note: while we are not fans of Colgate, this is nonetheless the best video we found - to see the video make sure to select “I am a dental professional”).

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What makes this product sustainable?

  • Made of bamboo: biodegradable, durable, and naturally discourages the growth of bacteria.

  • A simple, smart way to cut plastic waste.

  • Head snaps off so you can compost the handle.

What's not in it

No glues, plastic, chemical finishes, or varnishes.

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We stand behind everything we make — investing an enormous amount of time and energy in developing them. If for any reason you are not happy with an item you purchased, you may request a refund or store credit.

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Customer Reviews

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Jasmine

It’s very gentle on my teeth and if you brush hard no bleeding of the gums

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Mart
Helps immensely

With its soft bristles and short grip it is really helpful to get the job done without hurting our gum line.

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Terrie A.S.
Bamboo Bass Toothbrush

I like using my new toothbrush, I am a bamboo fan. I really like the feel of the brussels on the toothbrush.

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Anna V.
bristles too hard

This toothbrush was advertised as soft bristled and easy to get into tough areas. I found this not to be true and wish I never purchased.

Hi Anna,
Thank you for leaving a review — we always appreciate the feedback!

Regarding your concern about the hard bristles — the toothbrush is made to be used with the Bass Method. It's designed to get under the gumline and help you brush using a gentle, light touch -- its shorter handle is designed to be held by a just few fingers (index & thumb) vs a fist. Harsh brushing causes all kinds of issues, from gum recession to the possibility of damaging your enamel.

The Bass Method was invented by Dr. Charles C Bass as a simple yet highly effective method for brushing teeth. To this day, it is viewed by most dentists as the best method for effectively brushing teeth and optimal oral health.

How to brush using the Bass Method: Brush gently at a 45-degree angle using a light circular motion, paying close attention to getting under the gumline. A good video to learn this proven, simple technique can be found in the following link (the video adds in a step to brush away from the gum line and uses a back and forth motion — this is called “The Modified Bass”). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFroGF2f8KU.

I just issued a $10 gift card as part of our satisfaction guarantee policy. Hopefully, it can go towards a different product

Please let me know if you have any additional questions!

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Anne W.
Refuse the PLASTIC!!!

Okay this is a change but worth getting used to. Its handle is shorter than store -bought, dentist-promoted forever-plastic brushes. Its brush head is narrower and smaller too. So there is a learning curve. And you might not like it at first. Challenge your brain plasticity! Try this brush that lets you lighten your grip, articulates around teeth and glides slightly under the gums. The feel of the biodegradable handle gently reminding you that you’re caring about the earth. Highly recommend.

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Georgia S.

BAMBOO BASS TOOTHBRUSH

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Jojo

Love their products

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Jojo

I’m hooked on Akamai and their products. These are not harsh on the gums and do the job!

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Elizabeth P.

BAMBOO BASS TOOTHBRUSH

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Anonymous
Bamboo brush

I like it but it's different to get use to. No more plastic for me so it's working out good!