REVIEW – We’ve all been there, you’ve just come back from lunch and you’re talking to a friend who keeps staring at your mouth. Finally, you get a chance to look in the mirror to realize that you have food stuck between your teeth. ICK! Many restaurants offer wooden toothpicks at the checkout counter, but a better alternative is to add a reusable toothpick like the Picktooth Personal Toothpick to your EDC. Let’s check it out.
What is it?
The Picktooth Personal Toothpick is a plastic toothpick that comes in a credit card and keychain version for easy carry.
Design and features
Both Picktooth styles feature a handy storage case. The credit card sized Picktooth offers two toothpicks, while the keychain-sized Picktooth is just one toothpick with a split ring for your keychain.
Both styles of the Picktooth are made of the same flexible neon yellow nylon. The material is food grade, BPA/PVC free, and recyclable. As you can see from the image above, the credit card sized Picktooth is slightly larger than the keychain-sized Picktooth.
The Picktooth has a “handle” at one end and a curved pick on the opposite end.
The curved pick has a tapered point that works great for removing stubborn food particles from between your teeth without stabbing your gums.
I made sure that the credit card sized Picktooth does indeed fit in the credit card slot in a wallet. It even fits in smaller wallets like the smaller sized Waterfield Finn wallet shown here.
The Picktooth obviously doesn’t do anything that a wooden or plastic toothpick can’t do. But it’s designed to be reusable and not just a use it and trash it style toothpick. I realize that saving landfills from toothpicks might not be a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but I also think that if more people designed reusable products like the Picktooth, we could cut down on the mindless trash that humans generate on a daily basis.
What I like
- Comfortable to use
- Two styles for easy carry
What I’d change
Several times a week I’ll check my teeth while washing my hands in the restroom at work. When I see some food stuck between my teeth, I’ll usually grab a paper towel and try to fold/twist into a tiny point and use it as a pseudo toothpick with less than stellar results. With the keychain-sized Picktooth in my gear bag, I can easily dislodge the food and save the Picktooth for another day. It gets two thumbs up and a smile from me.
Where to buy: Picktooth
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Picktooth.
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$5 is too spendy. G.U.M Flossers have dental pick ends I can buy a 150 count bag in the grocery store for $5. Swiss army knives also have dental picks. After a while you really don’t want to use it 🙂 They only cost $0.50-1.00 to replace.
Joe, the point of this product is that you don’t just use it once and throw it away like the GUM Flossers that you mentioned.
Since I started wearing invisible aligners I have been flossing more than ever. I wish there was a way to build a reusable flosser. I hate going through a bag of those Gum flossers so quickly. I like the idea of the reusable toothpick.
How can I order your titanium toothpicks? I’m having a hard ti.e finding them online. I see you have some that are works of art and would be interested in purchasing.
Mary Ann, I’m not sure that they are making them anymore but you can try to message them at https://www.facebook.com/TitaniumToothpicks