In the U.S., wooden toothpicks are usually made out of birch. Logs are spiral cut into thin sheets and then chopped up into toothpicks.
Toothpicks, though sometimes made from plastic, are typically made from “unreconstituted virgin white birch” (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/167/are-wood-toothpicks-made-of-real-wood). This type of wood is used because it’s easy to form, and the toothpicks can be sold as high quality for a low price. The plastic picks aren’t very high quality and are not usually recommended by periodontists.
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