Would you brush your teeth with this? (8 Photos)

Leen Sadder, a graduate student, has invented quite the unique toothbrush. Essentially, it is a Miswak twig which has fibers that are much softer than the bristles on a normal toothbrush. Miswak has been used in the Saharan desert for thousands of years and is a natural source of fluoride.

  • urban

    #4 It looks like it would remove some serious plaque.

  • Daoud

    This is actually a very old invention using in the ancient Middle East.

    • TitoRigatoni

      Thanks for pointing that out, in case we were unable to read the caption under the first photo.

    • harharhar

      Way to read the intro, D. I think the rest of the group took away the same information from the presentation as you did.

      • tom cruise

        thanks mister obvious you ass

    • Word

      Thanks Daoud – see folks? Rudeness is really unnecessary and only practiced by uneducated boors who were raised in a barn.

      • https://www.facebook.com/schulzen Federico Schulzen

        i consider this an insult for those who where raised in barns! (?)

    • DefendDallas

      I just hope this guy is making a joke because it made me laugh.

  • Jim

    Does mother nature make a white strip stick too?

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  • Da Sandman

    sure, why not

  • Can Öktem

    This is nothing new, ppl have been using Miswak as toothbrush for thousands of years.

    • Larry

      Did you know that people used this before you read about it on the internet? For Real!

      • Can Öktem

        Yes Larry! How awesome is that right? Quite strange that they say this dude has "invented" it.

        • Caption

          If you could read me… that would be great.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ilya.josefson Ilya Josefson

      Would you say its their oldest profession?

      • salamander

        no, but your grandma's is.

    • tom c

      douche….thanks for pointing that out

  • Mudmonkey

    Alright, how much ?

  • junior

    I've seen natives in africia using twigs to clean their teeth, don't know if it's this twig or not….what about bad breath?

    • Seth

      use a tongue scraper for bad breath

  • http://thechive.com/ mattythegooch

    I suppose I could "try" it, and then gargle with sand from the Sahara, it's chock full of floride-y goodness!

    Second thought, I'll stick to my Phillips.

    • kater

      go use your branded crap and overpay for it. marketing people all over the world love such lemmings 🙂

  • Charlie_Cheen

    #8 this is a natural product, right? Why does every brush in this picture look identical?

    • Dan

      It's been shopped. I can tell from the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

    • Greg Brannon

      That would be because it's a shopped photo.

      • Yessir

        Actually I think it's probably shopped.

    • meh

      Obvious photoshoop

    • buuillis

      na, it's because this is bull shit and we've had a better way to brush teeth for literally more than 100 years

  • Maynard B.

    Have you seen the teeth on an average Bedouin nomad? I'll stick with my toothbrush.

    • Reymont

      No, I have not seen the teeth on an average Bedouin nomad. Have you? Where? And how do you get internet access?

      • Zip

        Obviously a rich world traveler…duh~

  • Carmen

    Why not. I've had worse things in my mouth.

    • ????

      i can vouch for that.

    • F-oo

      *Pauses, realizing I was about to thumbs you up*

  • bigmikeskinsfan

    what are the benefits behind using this stick instead of a toothbrush? thats what Id wanna know before shoving a branch in my mouth.

    • Michael Howley

      Well for starters by chopping a little off the top every time, you aren't sticking the same thing in your mouth twice a day, which when you really think about it is quite disgusting.

      • Glenn_Coco

        That's what she said.

  • Wheelbarrow Cat

    Beats a dick

    • Billy

      keep that shit to your self.

    • Claude M.


      you never want a blow job, even from someone you think is hot, for the rest of your life

      and are trying to ruin it for every other guy on the planet as well

      • Zip

        He clearly just doesn't want to be on the giving end of a BJ.

    • Tommy

      I don't personally have that problem.. you must be in jail. We could also say it beats a dog turd but the question was would you brush with this stick not what could be worse.

  • Thumpybass

    Why the hell not. I'd give it a try.

  • superhumano

    Except gay stuff…

    • Matthew

      and incest…don't try that

      • familyfun

        incest… the game the whole family can play!

        • ravn

          the game the whole family can play…
          the game the whole family
          the game the whole….
          the game

  • Adam

    Why not? Stranger things have been in my mouth.

    • Stef

      Would you like a shovel for that grave you're digging there?

  • spaghetti

    the bar of soap for a new generation.

  • Brian King

    I have worse things in my mouth!!!

    • ????

      right now?

      • DrROBOTO

        in a row?!

    • Brians Father

      I've told you to tell nobody!

  • paul

    #8 so wait if this is a stick why are they all the same?

    • the elusive

      Didn't you know? Mother nature reproduces in exact duplicates now.

    • JDCAN

      not only is it a special tooth cleanig tree, all the branches grow the exact same. I read that on the internet….

    • jken

      I thought the exact same thing. This is probably a shopped photo.

  • jamiebooks

    but could he defeat tooth decay if necessary …….?????

  • Jeremy

    I think it would be a PITA to brush your molars unless you were the Joker.

  • walkingtheriver

    Yeah sure, hope it doesn't taste too badly

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  • rtb

    #8 How is every brush exactly the same shape and size? I thought these were all natural?

    • http://www.affeslist.com Affe

      See above, it's shopped

  • wocmontana

    In Namibia last summer I was talking to some locals who showed me this plant that they chew to clean their teeth. It was trippy but they all had pearly whites

    • Ranger Damnit

      Pearly Whites you say?

    • Sgt

      Anyone whos that black will have pearly whites…

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