From Reuters: African twig brushes offer all-day dental care.
Brush your teeth every day, dentists say. In Africa, that can mean keeping your toothbrush in your mouth all day long.
Across the continent south of the Sahara, many people go about their daily business with a small stick or twig protruding from their mouth, which they chew or use to scrub their teeth.
Cut from wild trees and shrubs in the bush, this is the African toothbrush. Its users swear it is much more natural, effective — and cheaper — than the prettily packaged but pricey dental products on sale in pharmacies and supermarkets. [continue]