The favorite taste stuck between my teeth!
Posted by deborahmclaren on January 4, 2011
I absolutely HATE getting anything stuck between my teeth. It feels like a giant tree or something wedged in there bothering me until I can get it out. There’s nothing worse. My son has huge gaps between his teeth so he has no idea what I’m talking about. I’m like a dog with fleas, a cow with horse flies, a cat in water. I can’t stand it!
In my obsessive search for all things natural, organic and local I have pondered how one can take care of their teeth and not clear forests to do so. This is what I’ve discovered:
Toothpicks Made in USA by Preserve about $4.50 for a two-pack of 35 picks each
These picks are sustainably harvested, natural birch wood grown in the USA and then sealed in natural, breath-freshening flavors to provide great, long-lasting taste. Packaged in a pocket-sized canister made from 100% recycled plastic. All Natural Flavors include
Mint with Tea Tree with peppermint, spearmint, menthol and tea tree oil.
Cinnamint: Cinnamon, peppermint, menthol, wintergreen and clove.
Taste-T-Picks Twin Pack of All Natural Gourmet Birchwood Toothpicks are infused with Natural Oil of Peppermint. About $5 will get you 75 fresh & natural peppermint flavored toothpicks in each pocket pack. All natural ingredients: Virgin Birchwood and Natural Peppermint Oil.
Tea Tree Therapy is a company in New Jersey that sells birchwood tea tree and cinnamon toothpicks. I picked some up recently and like them – they are pungent but only one end is usable for cleaning your teeth. They run about $6.50 per 2 packages (aprox. 100 toothpicks in each package).
That’s about all I can find as far as USA made. There are lots of picks made of tea tree oil from Australia. Let me know if you find out more. Seriously. I’m obsessed.