I was reading an email Marjory Wildcraft sent promoting The Grow Network’s “Alternatives to Dentists” DVD and it got me thinking about traditional teeth cleaning.
I started a few neem trees from seed over a year ago. When I get some property, I’m going to plant them, then I’ll see if I can use the twigs to brush my teeth. Heck, maybe I’ll give up toothbrushes altogether. It seems the Kenyans know what they’re doing:
As commentor Noemi Nagy posts beneath the video, twig toothbrushes have another benefit:
“And let’s not forget that twigs are biodegradable and toothbrushes are not, so introducing modern hygiene tools would mean more pollution. If traditional hygiene works for them just let it be.”
I have strong teeth, though they’re a bit crooked. Still, I never feel like toothbrushes are doing a good enough job cleaning them. I want to chew on a stick!