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

BAMBOO 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 preventive 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, naturally antibacterial, and durable.
  • 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.
  • 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. A key to preventing and controlling gum disease is brushing around and under the gum line where bacteria and plaque 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

  1. 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 approx. 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, naturally antibacterial, and durable.
  • 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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WHAT MATTERS AKAMAI Most "Natural" Brands

100% natural ingredients ONLY

No cheap fillers (eg water, thickeners, gums)

Minimally processed, nutrient dense ingredients ONLY

Leverages transdermal effect to improve health

Supports microbiomes

No fragrances, sweeteners or flavorings

No synthetic, naturally derived or toxic chemicals

Vegan, cruelty, gluten & petrochemical free

Blows past EWG Certified Standards

Multipurpose products (e.g 3-1 Bar, Skin Fuel)

Simplified, health focused routines

Sustainable packaging (eg. glass, refillable system, compostable)

Fair pricing (high quality and reasonable prices. Direct to consumer / no middle man)

No greenwashing or healthwashing

Won't sell you things you don't need

Certified B Corporation (we use business as a force for good)

1% For the Planet Member (donate 1% of sales to environmental causes)

Carbon neutral shipping

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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.

 

Learn more here

 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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.
Learn more here

Customer Reviews

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Tirah Y.
High quality toothbrush

The only reason I did not give this toothbrush a 5 star rating is that the part with all the bristles is a little on the big side (for my small mouth) and it sometimes triggers my gag reflex. The bristles are very soft and easy on my gums.

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Beth H.

Great.

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Debbie H.

The bristles are too hard

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Andres N.
Love it

So glad I ditched the old way and joined the Akamai way!

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Judith M.
Planning on buying more (for myself and others)!

My gums are looking better since I started using the brush. Thank you!

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Anne F.
Toothbrush

Works great! Love it!!

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c n.
Sturdy and effective

I like it. I use it 1x a day along with my regular brush the other brushing times.I was able to rid some plaque from my lower bottom teeth that usually only is gone after a professional cleaning. I also use the tooth powder which is fab. It is a great combo!

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Kevin
Toothbrush

I really enjoy this product and in fact, it is now the only toothbrush that I will use.

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stephanie
Just right.

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.

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Susan S.
Trouble with the feel of the raw bamboo in my mouth

I like that the tooth brush is very soft and promotes less vigorous brushing. I have a very hard time with the feel of the raw bamboo wood in my mouth. I wish it had a smooth finish. Love the tooth powder and floss. My teeth feel cleaner than they have in a while.