The Stick Toothbrush: Now Cleverly Packaged

January 31, 2011


Not to brag or anything but I'm cleverly packaged too if you know what I mean. I mean my wiener can solve word problems all by itself. Got me through middle-school, just sayin'!

The "Miswak," a teeth cleaning twig used throughout the Muslim world in lieu of modern toothbrush models, gets updated packaging for Western markets courtesy of School of Visual Arts student Leen Sadder.

Traditionally, the Miswak's bark is chewed off to expose the brush-like fibers underneath, but for commercial purposes, Sadder opted to include a lid that doubles as a tip-trimmer.

I'd never actually heard of the Miswak before so I did some very brief research and found out it might actually be more effective than a toothbrush. WTF, ORAL B?!

A 2003 scientific study comparing the use of miswak with ordinary toothbrushes concluded that the results clearly were in favor of the users who had been using the miswaak, provided they had been given proper instruction in how to brush using it.

Granted that's just one study and I usually pass out on the couch without brushing my teeth anyways, but I actually like mossy teeth. Back me up, Ents! "It's true, he tries to climb in our mouths when we're asleep and lick our molars -- the kid's a freak". Wow, TMI Oak-face. Now shut your woodpecker-hole and and take me to Gondor.

Toothbrush Redesign of the Day []

Thanks to Sue, who flosses with barbed-wire because her dentist told her it's good for the gums. Are, uh, are you sure that wasn't just the nitrous talking?

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