Astronaut Chris Hadfield shows how to brush your teeth in space

For those of you who hate brushing your teeth under normal circumstances, think about how much harder it is to clean those pearly whites in space, with zero gravity, no sink to get water from or to spit into afterwards.

International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield shows off just how he needs to take care of his mouth in space. Does the toothpaste go up your nose? How do you get the toothbrush wet in the first place? Check out this video where Hadfield answers these questions and more, and here's a spoiler, he has a unique way of cleaning his toothbrush post usage.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App