What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever flossed with? In a survey by the American Dental Association, 61 percent of respondents admitted to flossing with their fingernails — here’s hoping they weren’t already clipped — and around 14 percent reported using safety pins. Most horrifying of all, seven percent said they have used strands of hair to remove food from their teeth.
Interestingly enough, all of these items are better than conventional dental floss if you’re looking to reduce the environmental impact of your hygiene and beauty routines. Luckily for all of us, there are some really great flosses on the market that are environmentally friendly and way less hazardous to your health than a safety pin.