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Malkynn

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Re: Toothpaste Badassity
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2020, 04:06:12 AM »
Twig lit
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4436748/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276103510_Miswak_The_miracle_twig

Also, as I mentioned before, the twig is still used in many parts of the world today, it isn't some relic of the past.

I had actually been reading that NIH link earlier today, after a quick Google search following your last post on the subject. Interesting. I did note that one of the studies said something like you need to use the twig 5 times daily to equate to brushing twice with a standard toothbrush. Will still be sticking with my toothbrush twice daily, but interesting nonetheless.

Yep, I did mention up thread that it takes a lot longer. It's typically done as an after meal thing I believe.

Granted, that comparison to brushing with a standard toothbrush only counts if you mean brushing properly with a standard toothbrush, which is not how the vast majority of people brush.

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Re: Toothpaste Badassity
« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2020, 07:01:27 PM »

Brushing teeth became a thing in the U.S. in the early 1900's and was largely pushed to the masses by Pepsodent toothpaste.

I brush my teeth, but the needing to replace a toothbrush every 6 months seems absolutely wasteful where 100 years ago, using a twig was sufficient.


That said, trying to use that little of toothpaste seems cheap at best and possibly a waste of time and effort at worst.

And that kids, is why your grandparents had dentures.  And they used boar hair brushes. 

TF did you come up with that idea of a twig? Sure, 6 months is crazy.  But saying that brushing is some sort of new fangled toothpaste conspiracy? Thatís nuts. 

Plus this whole idea of saving $2 a year on a tube of toothpaste In the badassity forum? This is the bullshit that makes the media LOVES to bash on. Yeah, all us FIRE folks are fucking weirdo, toothbrushless, soapless, no spend asshats that deprive ourselves of all modern conveniences just so we can ďretireĒ at 35.  Sure.  Thatís what we are.

Throw some face punches at the real spendy people and go find a coupon for some crest.  And start bragging on some real savings.  Or Iím going to come back with a god damn thread on how I saved $4 this year because I triple wipe with my single ply TP.


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Me, I'm the one who mentioned the twig. I've mentioned it multiple times, it's a very very good cleaning tool for teeth.

Why is everyone in this thread so anti-twig?

Lol, dude, this thread was very clearly not serious. I'm sure OP seriously doesn't use much toothpaste, but I'm positive that he was sharing in a very light hearted way.

I am totally supporting your tooth twigs, especially if you grow your own!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teeth_cleaning_twig

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Re: Toothpaste Badassity
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2020, 08:04:01 AM »
Can you use any twigs, or do they have to be particular varieties.  i would totally try tooth twigs.  At least on weekends where I've got a couple hours to kill chewing stuff.

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Re: Toothpaste Badassity
« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2020, 05:18:11 PM »
Can you use any twigs, or do they have to be particular varieties.  i would totally try tooth twigs.  At least on weekends where I've got a couple hours to kill chewing stuff.

Particular type of twigs, otherwise you will probably just fuck up your gums with a sharp stick. The ends fray like a tiny little brush, hence why people tend to brush so meticulously with them, same rationale for hygienists giving people tiny little brushes when they are missing spots with their regular brush.