When you just can't bring yourself to hit the HABA aisle...
August 12, 2004 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Toothbrush subscriptions for yourself, your family, and your pets.
posted by rushmc (8 comments total)
I get a free one at the dentist every 6 months.

Speaking of which, if dentists didn't give out toothbrushes, who knows how long people would go before replacing them?
posted by smackfu at 8:19 AM on August 12, 2004

This toothbrush... it vibrates?

sorry, I couldn't resist
posted by blindcarboncopy at 9:11 AM on August 12, 2004

Also, black socks subscriptions.
posted by smackfu at 10:17 AM on August 12, 2004

There's only one thing I don't get -- why would my dog need his own toothbrush?
posted by devbrain at 11:51 AM on August 12, 2004

you don't mean to say you share yours with your pooch, do you devbrain...?
posted by t r a c y at 12:05 PM on August 12, 2004

fwiw, most dentists i've talked to you say you should replace your toothbrush every 3 months (or when the bristles start to go soft), and that you should brush for 2 minutes every time (remember how long you'd brush when you were a kid? i did 30 seconds, tops).

obviously, it could all be a dental industry scam, but so could those cleanings every six months (which seems a little too frequent for me).
posted by mrgrimm at 12:22 PM on August 12, 2004

I change my toothbrush every two weeks. After 1 week the bristles look like they were run over with a truck. After two weeks it scratches my gums. Besides, think of all the germs growing on a toothbrush. Your re-introducing them into your mouth each time you brush. Each time you flush the toilet with the lid up fecal bacteria can land on your toothbrush. Ick.
posted by Grod at 8:19 PM on August 12, 2004

In other toothbrush news, I just last night learned about the
Germ-terminator toothbrush sterilizer. Google revealed others, such as the
posted by Tubes at 9:14 AM on August 13, 2004

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