Bamkiki Bamboo Toothbrush Review
The Bamkiki Bamboo Toothbrush is stylish and modern looking in design.
With a great set of benefits and a wide range of colour choices offered online, the Bamkiki Bamboo Toothbrush is noticeable and eye-catching.
Let’s take a look at this eco-friendly toothbrush in detail.
A quick note: This isn’t a paid sponsorship. We reached out to Bamkiki who gifted this product to us so that we could review it.
- One of the most captivating bamboo toothbrushes out there - love the colours on offer
- Lovely to hold, the bamboo is smooth and stylish and 100% biodegradeable
- A very eco-friendly toothbrush - sustainably made and sourced
- Slightly more on the firmer side than soft
- No dual-layer bristle formation to help get in-between teeth
- Larger brush head could cause issues for people with smaller mouths
Dimensions19 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (height) x 1 cm (width)
Notable MaterialsMoso Bamboo handle and Nylon 4-6 bristles
Manufacturing CountryMade in China and designed / trademarked in Melbourne, Australia
We are reviewing the Bamkiki bamboo toothbrush.
Now, this toothbrush is very eco-friendly and mostly biodegradable.
The handle is 100% biodegradable and is sustainably sourced Moso bamboo making it a very environmentally friendly toothbrush.
The bristles are made of Nylon 4-6 which is BPA free as well as recyclable.
3 size options are available in the Bamkiki range, making it a family affair:
- Kids 6-12 years old
- Toddler 3-6 years old
There are some great benefits associated with this bamboo toothbrush, and Bamkiki mentions seven benefits with their brush:
- Wave-shaped bristles
- Ergonomic handle
- Nylon bristles
- Soft bristles
- Gentle on the enamel and gums.
Straightaway when looking at the brush, those wave-shape bristles jump out at you which Bamkiki confirms, aids in removing hard to reach plaque around your teeth.
Moving onto the handle, it is one of the best bamboo toothbrush handles I’ve held.
Beautifully ergonomic in design. It was quite captivating when I first picked it up.
The bristles are nylon 4-6 and have been very durable during my testing period of over 1 month.
The Bamkiki bristles are soft to touch, however, I would best describe them as more medium firmness when brushing.
The wave-shape design of the bristles was gentle on my gums and teeth.
Love the fact this toothbrush is so eco-friendly and BPA free!
Packaging and Design
First off, when I received the toothbrush from Bamkiki, I immediately had a good feeling about it.
The packaging is very clear, it’s well-done and it’s recyclable.
The cardboard they use is obviously recyclable and I thought it had a very simple but functional appeal.
Straightforward information can found on the packaging, which answered most of my questions.
Your eyes are able to look through the information provided, easily.
Things like hygiene tips, care and disposal, questions and comments are referenced and helpful on the packaging. There is also some information about social media, etc.
Bamkiki has a very trendy looking logo on the box and is backed up with some attributes of the product, such as;
- BPA free
- ergonomic design
The Bamkiki Toothbrush
When I first took the Bamkiki toothbrush out of the packaging, I was really impressed and loved the design and look of the toothbrush.
The bamboo used has a beautiful grain through it, coupled with the Bamkiki logo at the base, love it!
The ergonomic design is definitely felt when holding this toothbrush.
It’s a pleasure to hold and feels amazing in your hand as you brush.
The smoothness of the handle is something that is truly noticeable.
The toothbrush bristles are soft, but I would say they are more on the firmer side. So heading towards medium density.
The wave-shape design throughout the bristles feels good when you brush. It’s a unique but nice touch to the toothbrush overall.
I thought the colours that we received from Bamkiki, the pink and the green, which is Roxo and Kai, were vivid and striking.
Testing the Toothbrush
Holding the Bamkiki toothbrush was a pleasure and it’s reasonably easy to maneuver around your mouth.
Saying that though, if you have a mouth that’s a little on the smaller side you may feel like the head of the toothbrush is quite large.
I found the base of the toothbrush head a little awkward at times, given the size of my mouth.
I found this problem occurred with the Colgate Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush I tested recently, as well.
However, this didn’t deter me using it nor did it make me want to stop using it. So that’s positive.
The neck leading up to the brush head is a decent size and offers some limited flexibility.
There’s enough length in the neck of this toothbrush to get to the back parts of your teeth, which include your molars and premolars.
The wave-shape design was new to me and I felt it provided some degree of extra cleaning potential, especially around the front section of your teeth where it is curved.
With the Bamkiki bamboo toothbrush, you will notice that the bristles are generously spaced out in groups. I’m guessing this is due to preventing water being trapped in around the bristles that could potentially cause rotting etc.
Even though the bristles are spaced out, there are plenty of them to do an effective job at cleaning your teeth.
I’ve been using my Kai Bamkiki toothbrush for over 1 month now and have found it to be a good addition to my dental hygiene routine.
#1 For optimum hygiene, resist sharing your toothbrush
As with most dental products, it’s good practice not to get into the habit of sharing your toothbrush with anyone.
Bacteria can be evident on a toothbrush and can potentially spread from person to person.
Make sure you have your own toothbrush and look after it properly.
#2 Replace your toothbrush every 2 – 3 months
Dentists do recommend replacing your toothbrush every 3 months on average.
Depending on how you brush and how you look after your toothbrush will also have some role to play.
Remember to be gentle and soft with your brushing. Let the brush do the work at removing soft plaque and debris from in and around your teeth.
This way your enamel and gums will continue to be healthy.
#3 Rinse thoroughly and air-dry after each use
Removing excess water from your bamboo toothbrush is important to maximise not only oral hygiene but the life of your brush.
I rinsed the brush head with cold water, paying particular attention in between the nylon bristles.
I then used a towel to dry it from top to bottom and shook it a bit so that the air got to it.
#4 Avoid mould and store correctly
This is an important part of using a bamboo toothbrush.
Letting the air reach the bamboo when it’s stored helps reduce the chance of mould building up.
Personally, I found resting the Bamkik bamboo toothbrush up against my bathroom cabinet really effective.
Every time I wanted to use it, it was dry and clean, ready to be used.
#5 Reframe from leaving the bamboo toothbrush in water
Leaving a bamboo toothbrush consistently in water will damage your toothbrush and encourage the build-up of mould.
Once you finish brushing your teeth, dry it off as tip 3 recommends and you’ll be ready to brush the next time.
Below is a quick video by Bamkiki on how to care for your toothbrush.
The final section available to customers is 2 different packs of 12 colours called Kiki Dream or The Happy Place.
Kiki Dream includes 3 toothbrushes of 4 different colours and The Happy Place offering 2 toothbrushes of each colour.
You can also subscribe to a Bamkiki toothbrush Plan that makes it really simple to get your toothbrushes on time.
It also removes the chance of forgetting to renew your toothbrush on time.
There are some good benefits when looking at their subscription plans, with a few different options to choose from.
The subscription benefits mention on their website include:
- Every 1-3 months for optimum oral hygiene
- Less plastic consumption with biodegradable bamboo toothbrush
- You won’t forget when to buy new toothbrushes anymore
- Free delivery to your door when opting to subscribe
- Efficient and convenient for your oral care needs
If you decide to subscribe, there are 3 time periods and types to choose, as well as how many brushes you want.
You can select either:
The adult selection gives you the option to select 2 – 10 toothbrushes at a time.
Kids (age 6-12) are capped at 4 brushes. and toddlers (age 3-6) the max is 3 toothbrushes at a time.
Simple selection process and a breeze to pick your desired timeframe of either, Monthly, Bi-monthly or quarterly.
The 3 Subscription Options
Price and Value
At the time of writing this review, you can pick up a two-pack at Bamkiki online store for $14.90, which works out to $7.45 per toothbrush.
You are able to get further savings when purchasing more toothbrushes at a time.
So if you opted for a four-pack, it will cost you $25.80, divided by four, makes it $6.45 a brush.
The six-pack known as the Super Funk is priced at $35.70, making it $5.95 per brush, so more savings to be had.
When you go for the big 12-pack called The Happy Place (love these names) you’ll be looking at $5.49 per brush or $65.90 in total.
So obviously with a lot of things, the more you buy, the better value/price-wise it will be.
There are savings when you subscribe on a plan as well.
Bamkiki has made it reasonably simple when it comes to subscription savings.
2 pieces, you’ll get for $6.95 per brush, three to four pieces, $5.95 per brush, and five pieces and more, $5.50.
I thought the Bamkiki range presented good value overall, but value increased when more was bought or a subscription was entered into which lowered the price.
General Information About Bamkiki
The great thing about Bamkiki is that it’s proudly Australian, designed and owned.
Their eco-friendly natural bamboo toothbrushes are made from sustainably sourced MOSO bamboo which is actually a part of the grass family, not a tree.
Their toothbrushes are biodegradable, BPA free, have an ergonomic design, are mostly an organic product and comes with recyclable packaging.
Another great reason to purchase a Bamkiki toothbrush is their Bamkiki Give Back Program.
They donate 5% of all profits including toothbrushes to Royal Flying Doctor Service for their Outback Oral Health Care Program.
“We at Bamkiki believe that the people of Australia in the rural and remote areas deserve oral health care with a sustainability approach as much as the people in the cities. Hence, we want to contribute and donate to our chosen charity The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)”.
The Bamkiki bamboo toothbrush is one of the most captivating bamboo toothbrushes out there.
Made from good quality, sustainable Moso bamboo, this toothbrush is eco-friendly at its core.
The wave-shape design in the bristles does provide a decent cleaning experience, and I thought it was a pleasure holding the toothbrush.
My review period covered over one month of use, and I didn’t have any significant issues with the brush.
If you do have a smaller mouth, you may have a slight issue with the head size and base of the toothbrush head. It is on the larger size, so that’s just something to think about.
However, overall, I was very happy with my vibrant Bamkiki bamboo toothbrush.
What are your thoughts on using a bamboo toothbrush?
By Andrew Adams
Created at August 04, 2020, Updated at September 16, 2021