The French-made biodegradable toothbrush

La brosse à dents de fabrication française biodégradable - Y-Brush

The French made Toothbrush is a reference. Indeed, it is a toothbrush made from traditional manufacturing techniques and its natural materials, you have a brush made in France, of optimal quality. Let's go back together in the world of the French toothbrush manufacturing.

Here is the guide to the French toothbrush biodegradable.    

The French toothbrushes symbolize excellence

Toothbrushes made in France are manufactured with great care. Most of these manufacturers have several years of experience in manufacturing toothbrushes in France. That is why priority is given to local materials. The handles are produced with various materials. Quality standards are strictly followed in order to guarantee brushes that conform to the initial design of the brush. Emphasis is also placed on the ecological aspect: recycling, reduction of packaging and low use of solvents.

The different types of handles used

The handles are produced with respect to local manufacturing. They represent almost all of your brush, i.e. 87%. They can be :

  • Wood: It is renewable, durable and resistant to temperature variations. It is therefore particularly solid and unbreakable.
  • In bioplastic: It is a biosourced and biodegradable material which allows the toothbrush to have a good durability
  • In cork : It is a natural product with a very low environmental impact
  • In shells : It is a recycled material respectful of the environment
  • Linen: It is a particularly soft material that makes the simple touch of the toothbrush rather pleasant
    All these natural materials are free of any clutter and guarantee you a very good ergonomics with an excellent grip.

Wooden handles

They are made from decayed wood. This type of wood can be used only for small objects because of its irregular red color. To enable the wood to resist humidity in the bathroom, a layer of water-based varnish is applied. This varnish is free of biocides, additives and solvents.

Bioplastic handles

They are made from plastic from petroleum to which other components are added. The plastic can also come from an animal or vegetable material (biosourced plastic). For more stability, it is imperative to combine biosourced plastic with petroleum-based plastic.

Cork handles

They come from recycled corks. They are ground into granules. The granules are combined with recycled plastic and injected into molds for the manufacture of toothbrush handles.

Shell handles

The shells used in the food industry are transformed into grains and used in the manufacture of handles.

Flax handles

Flax, a plant with many virtues, is also used in the manufacture of handles. The flax shives, which are the wood inside the stem, are used in the form of grain in the manufacture of handles.

Other elements are also used in the manufacture of traditional brushes.

Filaments and anchors

The filaments are of vegetable origin. They come from Germany and meet European standards. They are made of castor oil and are 70% vegetable. The 100% vegetable filaments do not guarantee a good wash and wear out quickly over time.

French factories generally have tools to check the quality of the filaments. It thus makes it possible to avoid the manufacture of hard toothbrushes which degrade the gums. Priority is given to the production of soft or medium toothbrushes.

The anchors are a very small part of the brush, but they are nonetheless important. They allow the filaments to be fixed and constitute 2% of the weight of your brush and are made of metal.

Sometimes the filaments are soft and fine and made of nylon. This is for example the case of the Y-Brush toothbrush. It is a French toothbrush that benefits from sonic vibration technology and 35,000 PA6.12 Nylon filaments (NylonMed technology). The 45° inclination of the bristles actively removes plaque and protects the gums.


After production of the handle, the filaments are attached to the toothbrush head. The attachment is done with the help of machines. In addition to the machines, the companies usually have technicians who specialise in the processing of the filaments. They take care of cutting, rounding, implantation and their impact on your oral hygiene.

Packaging and price

The toothbrush is protected during the journey in recyclable cardboard packaging printed with vegetable inks. Your French made wooden toothbrush can cost you around 5.40 €. You can benefit from discounts when you order in large quantities. For an order of three brushes, you can get a 10% discount. When you order four boxes, you get a 15% discount.


Thanks to this French-made concept, the waste of plastic is divided by 8. In fact, only 8 grams per year are thrown away, which is less than a single disposable toothbrush. The used heads are then recycled so that the nylon or bioplastic is recycled on one side and the base on the other. These highly effective and environmentally friendly brushes can therefore be used daily for your oral hygiene. They are generally usable for life.

Bamboo toothbrushes : a good alternative ?

It is important to know that bamboo toothbrushes come from Asian countries by plane. Indeed, the carbon footprint is already important and they are not 100% compostable as many brands would have you believe. Only the handle is compostable but the nylon bristles and metal frames are not. Moreover, the price is very excessive compared to the quality. On average, you have to pay 5€ for a 3 month period. This is why it is advisable to choose a rechargeable toothbrush made in France.

The different brands of eco-responsible French toothbrushes


Bioseptyl is a brand that offers a toothbrush made of French beech wood from sustainably managed forests. The filaments of the toothbrush are vegetable based. It is compostable once the head is cut off, it can also be deposited in organic shops or sent back to the brand. The wood is crushed and used as mulch for the flower beds and as food for the bees.


Hydrophil creates a 100% vegan toothbrush with a bamboo handle and nylon bristles. It is 96% biodegradable, simply break the toothbrush off just below the head and dispose of it in the regular waste. This product is certified cruelty-free by PETA and comes in 6 colours to avoid any confusion.


Lamazuna designs a toothbrush made from castor oil, plastic and nylon bristles. It is made in France. The handle is reusable, the used heads can be changed and sent back to Lamazuna to be recycled.


Caliquo has taken a look at children's teeth. The brand manufactures a vegan and refillable toothbrush for children (2-6 years) in France. The production is made in France. The handle, specially designed for little hands, is made of bioplastic from vegetable carbon. The little head fits in the corners between the baby and permanent teeth and the bristles are made of nylon.


The Y-Brush toothbrush brushes all of your teeth in just 10 seconds. Adult and children models are available for sale on the online shop. It is guaranteed to be of French origin. Our brushes are made of more than 35 000 nylon bristles and are entirely made in France. The handle is assembled in the French factory in Lyon. Hundreds of online reviews are available to give you an idea of the quality of the products used and their effectiveness. The product range also extends with a series of accessories made and assembled in France to optimise your Y-Brush brushing experience.

We hope this guide has helped you understand that French brushing is a symbol of excellence. The main advantages of this toothbrush are : The filaments and anchors, the assembly, the packaging and the price but also the durability. The bamboo toothbrush is not a good alternative because it is not of French origin. It is therefore important to opt for eco-responsible French toothbrush brands.


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