Published on February 8th, 2006 | by Greg0
For Teeth- and Locks
If you're like us, you don't rank dental hygiene very high on the to-do list. It's a chore, and besides, they'll have some cool bacteria that cleans our teeth soon and all we'll need to do is drink some Coke or something each day.
Until then, dentists recommend flossing and we are, quite frankly, scared of our dentist. But we used all of the regular floss on magic tricks, fishing expeditions, and tripwires- so we opted to try the Oral-B Hummingbird (battery included) to meet our dentist's requirements.
The Hummingbird is small, fairly easy to hold, and effective. I wouldn't quite say it makes flossing fun, but it is a little faster and less painful. If you have sensitive gums, the vibrating device is supposed to sooth them- and it kind of did, but again, that's like saying that this type of needle will hurt less.
The disposable attachments were nice, and come in two varieties: mint flavored dental picks and "ergonomic flossers". Unfortunately, replacements can be a little hard to find in stores, and are a tad expensive (around twenty cents each).
Besides, if you decide not to continue using the Hummingbird ($7-$10 for the starter pack), you can always use it as a lockpick! That's right, this site describes an easy-to-follow method of converting this humble flosser into a pretty decent method of opening those, um, locks that you've lost the key for.