- The toothpick is a single
object made of a single material with, presumably, a single
- Tooth picking was also
common in the ancient world. People in Asia, Greece, and Rome
carried toothpicks that we would associate today with jewelry
items made of metal and worn around the neck on a chain so they
could always be well at hand.
- A toothpick is a small
stick of wood, plastic, metal or other substance used to remove
detritus from the teeth, usually after a meal.
- One of the most common
natural materials used for toothpicks has been the goose quill.
- Bamboo wood is ideal for
making toothpicks as it is relatively soft.
- Toothpicks are produced by
splitting bamboo culms into thin splits that are then split
further into circular rods 2mm in diameter. These are then cut
to length, polished and the ends are sharpened.
- The market for toothpicks
is very large and they are widely used throughout the world.
- In order to develop the
market still further the environmentally friendly nature of
using bamboos to produce toothpicks could be stressed.
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