Getting a little bored with the same old swish, spit rinse routine?
Swish, spit, rinse. Swish, spit, rinse. yada yada yada.
Well, I've found a way to add a little excitement to your dental hygiene!
An underwater Sea Salt rinse with some little friends! :D
Best (Bizarre) Place to Get Your Teeth Cleaned
There you are, in the South Pacific, diving in sandy-bottomed, coral-ringed waters, just off the island nation of Fiji. The water is teeming with life--some of it benign, some of it deadly, all of it beautiful. You head for a tiny crevice where a pair of cleaner shrimp live and you dive down for a closer look.
You remove your mouthpiece and open your mouth wide. A shrimp spies your pearly teeth and comes over for a closer look. You hold still. It pokes and prods between them, expertly removing bits of food and plaque.
This is no joke--you really can find shrimp that will clean your teeth, and the live-aboard dive ship, Nai'a (the Internet link to Fiji can be a little slow) will take you there. Divemaster Cat Holloway wrote me an e-mail that explains the little critters further.