Brush Your Teeth with Better Bristles
Medium- and hard-bristle toothbrushes are great for scrubbing your sink, but should they be used in your mouth? Most qualified dentists will say no. So why are there so many in the market? Our hunch is that those hard bristles give the illusion of “clean,” like some of the ingredients commonly used in toothpaste and mouthwash.
According to dentists, 50% of us over-brush. While brushing aggressively may feel satisfying, we’re actually eroding our gums and breaking down the protective enamel on our teeth. If you’ve ever had a stinging pain while drinking a cold beverage, you may have tried switching toothpastes to ease the symptoms. But sensitive toothpaste doesn’t necessarily treat the problem. Try changing your brushing technique and incorporating an ultra soft, gentle brush. Boka’s bristles, made with naturally-black Japanese Binchotan charcoal, are designed to gently scrub your teeth clean with a perfectly smooth, durable blend.
So far, our brushers report a much more soothing and relaxing experience that leaves their teeth feeling fresh and clean (think luxurious dental spa); and that going back to their original brushes feels harsh–because it probably is.
Another literal dirty secret your old toothbrush may be hiding is bacteria. The average toothbrush has around 10m bacteria on it, including Staph and E. Coli. (Gross.) We set out to create a brush that makes it harder for bacteria to grow and will be friendlier to your overall health. Enter activated charcoal, which—while trendy—is one of the oldest forms of water purification, due to its natural cleansing and deodorizing properties. It’s also considered to be a great natural way to whiten your teeth. In addition, our bristles dry quicker than traditional bristles, which prevents the wet environment that bacteria love.
Last but not least, our bristles are tapered at the top, which allows you better, gentler access to plaque between your gum-line and teeth. (But don’t skimp on flossing!)
We’re committed to constantly building better tools and making meaningful advancements in mouth-body health. As we work to promote better education and products, we hope you’ll join us!