The mouth is the main portal to the body. We take in oxygen, food, and water through our mouths; but we also ingest bacteria, viruses, and fungi (just to name a few of the unseen grotesque oral invaders). That is why dental hygiene is so vitally important. Did you know that there is a link between cardiovascular diseases and periodontal disease? That's right being a yuck mouth can break your heart, literally.
Aside from routinely brushing your teeth, you should also floss after every meal. Flossing helps remove decay-causing bacteria that can "linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach" (American Dental Association). The Bryton Pickis the green answer to dental floss!
The Bryton Pick is a portable and convenient way to stay on top of your oral hygiene, what's best is that the picks are reusable for up to 30 days, so you can take care of your teeth and lower your carbon footprint all at the same time!
Bryton Picks are made of thin, flexible, germ-resistant stainless steel and they come in a convenient carry-pouch, so you can keep them in your car, tote them in your purse, and stash them in your medicine cabinet. Since they're reusable (you can cleanse them with a napkin, tissue, or rinse with warm water), you don't have to worry about leaving pesky-stringy floss everywhere.
They're simple to use too, you just insert between your teeth, then slide them in and out. When I first tried the Bryton Pick, it was a little awkward. I had trouble getting in between some of the tighter spaces. Although the stainless steel is flexible, I was a little afraid of injuring my gums. Of course the fear was all in my head because the edges are rounded to reduce the risk of injury (remember I am a bona fide over thinker).
I found that this little handy-dandy floss/toothpick is perfect, but I think I mostly love the fact it's green... every little bit counts!