How Do Astronauts Brush Their Teeth In Space?

How Do Astronauts Brush Their Teeth In Space?
Posted on 06/26/2018
Outer Space

How Do Astronauts Brush Their Teeth In Outer Space?

I have always been fascinated with outer space.  As a kid I dreamed of being an astronaut, and even looked into getting a job at NASA while in college (not easy and didn't happen).  I love learning and reading books about space, life as an astronaut, and living on the International Space Station.  Maybe one day when you come to Chestnut Dental and they say Dr. Regen is on vacation, I will be on a trip to outer space!

Since both teeth and outer space excite me, I wanted to share this video I saw on how astronauts brush their teeth in space.

If astronauts can do it with their paste and brushes floating around, then no excuse for us earthlings.

Happy brushing!

Dr. Amy Regen
Pediatric dentist, Franklin and Needham offices