The day before I left for Antigua, I saw an advertisement on cable for “The Oral B Triumph”. This is supposed to be the toothbrush of all toothbrushes. Oral B’s slogan ‘ “Brush Like A Dentist” is taking the toothbrush generation to a whole new level. Long gone are the days where you had a simple reach toothbrush … I’m not sure what there was before, I remember the reach toothbrush and Colgate Toothpaste … the toothpaste issue of which I will get to in a couple minutes.
Now-a-days, you have a toothbrush for supposed every known mouth issue – a toothbrush with a tongue scrubber on the opposite side, toothbrush with a dental floss thingie attached to the end, brushes with bristles designed to get between the teeth while brushing, brushes with extra length and at various angles to get to those “difficult to reach back teeth” and I could go on and on.
As for toothpaste, it is an even greater horror. It’s no longer just the regular Colgate. It’s now Colgate with Tartar Control, Baking Soda, Whitening, Gingivitis-preventing, mouth-wash, fluoride, mint flavoured, with pesticide and the lord knows what else formulated to give you the freshest breath, the whitest teeth, the cleanest tongue, the most beautiful smile, the most healthy gums and blah blah blah!!
What ever happened to just getting a toothpaste and toothbrush to keep your teeth clean. Man how times have changed. With all the products on the market to keep teeth clean and breath fresh, we still have people walking around with bad breath. It must be because they are so frickin’ confused as to what to get that they just decide to stick with just rinsing their mouth with water!!
Later dudes and dudettes …