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Ditch the Pick

Stim Brushes | 20 Sep, 2022

Ditch the Pick

Meat! Sheer horror runs through our minds when we think of the heavenly grandiose preparation. The vibe of horror comes from the aggravating former encounter of an annoying piece of food stuck between the teeth. Apparently, in such scenarios, wooden toothpicks come to the rescue, as it seems to be the most convenient and the easiest way to get rid of the pesky bit of meat playing hide and seek between your teeth. The toothpick may be the most effective dental tool in history but honestly, it was never gentle on the teeth, and excessive use of a toothpick deteriorates the condition of the teeth, harming both your teeth and your gum.

The Grand History 

Time has replaced wooden wheels with modern tires, but wooden toothpick still holds the crown of effective dental cleaning tool until now. The purpose of dental cleaning tools is to get rid of the food particles and bacteria from between the teeth asap (we already talked about it). Long before the toothbrush was invented (we’re talking about Neanderthals and Homo sapiens) bones and wooden picks were used to keep the teeth clean. The modern toothpick as we know it didn’t come until the 1800s. Do you know, that the toothpick was popular among the upper class as it was made of gold and silver or ivory? In 1865 when Charles foster began selling disposable toothpicks and created a market for them, invented the machine to help mass produce due to high demand.


Toothpick: Threat to your smile

Having said that already, the wooden toothpick leaves a big dent in your smile; and if you ask us, we will ask you to make it your last resort. One should avoid a wooden toothpick at all costs, just in case you don’t have an interdental brush you may but try to get hold of an interdental brush asap. Along with your teeth, toothpicks are also extremely dangerous for your oral health, here are three major reasons:


Toothpicks scrape the enamel 

Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body with the highest percentage of minerals, so too much toothpick usage or too much aggression may scrape off your tooth enamel. The enamel protects the inner layer of your tooth where the blood vessel and nerves are located, so keeping the enamel safe will keep your smile intact.

Bad for Gums

Your gum is made up of sensitive tissue and poking and prodding them with a toothpick may result in irritation leading to inflammation. Long use of picks will cause your gum to recede and pull away from your teeth.


It isn’t worth it

Removing the food isn’t the only solution if you want to get rid of the annoying piece of meat in your teeth. STIM interdental brushes give you the fastest relief you are looking for, afterwards, you can simply brush. Many are delusional that brushing away food particles is enough and inner cleaning between the teeth is not necessary.

To this we ask all of you while cleaning your house do you leave the corner or the hard part when cleaning? No right? Don’t leave out the teeth gaps either, in that case!

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