What material is a toothbrush made from?
In most commercially produced toothbrushes, the bristles are made of nylon. Nylon is a synthetic fiber (the first ever invented, actually) that is strong and flexible.
How do you make your own toothbrush?
To make a twig toothbrush, simply cut a green twig about the diameter of a pencil and just as long. Pound the end of the twig with a clean, smooth rock. Then chew this end for a minute to moisten and soften the bristles; and finally, brush away.
What raw materials are in a toothbrush?
The raw materials of a typical toothbrush include a plastic handle, a rubber grip attached with adhesive and nylon bristles. Toothbrush handles are usually made from a type of plastic called Copolyester, which can withstand the effects of mint oil on most plastics and is safe for toothpaste.
Is toothbrush made of pig hair?
Rather than the pig-hair bristles that people had used before, the new toothbrush used nylon. Some people still brush their teeth with pig-hair toothbrushes today. Although most toothbrushes market still rely on nylon bristles, at least one brand uses the hair from pigs bred for meat.
How much does a toothbrush cost?
Typically, a bare-bones polypropylene plastic toothbrush runs anywhere from $1 to $5, depending on its bells and whistles, but only costs about 65 cents to produce (in raw materials, equipment, labor, and other plant costs).