Thursday, 11 April 2013

Bobby Pins: Friend or Foe?

I love bobby pins. I'm pretty sure that there are at least a million in my house right now. Seriously. I don't know where they come from, and they all seem to mysteriously disappear when needed... But generally, the little guys are good to me.

However, I found out some information recently while being educated by Podcast, and my feelings towards bobby pins changed momentarily...

I, like many others I'm sure, use my teeth to open bobby pins. I didn't ever really think much of this until last night when I was listening to a Podcast which made reference to a phenomenon known as "bobby pin teeth", a small dent that has been found on the bottom of one of the front teeth, particularly in women, which has been linked with using your teeth to open bobby pins.

Low and behold, I have a small indent on my right front tooth (or central incisor for those dental nerds out there), kind of like a teeny tiny chip, probably not noticeable to others unless I was to point it out, but it's definitely there. I always knew it was there but never made the connection between that and opening bobby pins with my teeth. Maybe this was a foolish connection for me not to make but I guess I never thought about it... I was going to include a picture, but I felt that might be a little intimate.

I feel that this topic at seem a little strange, but once I realised that I had fallen victim to "bobby pin teeth" I felt it was my duty to inform you.

Do you open your bobby pins with your teeth? I know it's not just me out there... But I'm really going to try and stop! Wish me luck...

Zoe xx

P.S. In case you were wondering, the Podcast series is called "Stuff Mom Never Told You", its one of my favourites, it covers a plethora of topics, some serious, some not so much... Next time you have a long drive, or can't get to sleep, have a listen!


  1. I have never heard of that! To be honest I don't know if I open them with my teeth or not. It's one of those things I do but I don't realize how I do it.

  2. OMG as soon as I read this I ran to the mirror to check my teeth and sure enough, I have bobby pin teeth! I don't know whether it's a coincidence and it's from something else but I'm pretty sure the innocent looking bobby pins are the culprit! Who would've thought!

  3. I have the same problem with bobby pins I find them lying around so try and put them all into a small container but that still dose not stop me ;D I couldn't live without them though as they are so useful, great post x

  4. I buy thousands of bobby pins and I always manage to lose them!really don't know how I do it!i don't open them with my teeth though, I'm such a baby about my teeth I won't even eat toffee haaha xxx

  5. I don't really use bobby pins that often, but when I do, I use my teeth. I should definitely try to stop doing that.

  6. OMG you have just answered why I have THAT dent in my tooth!!!!!!