Wherefore art thou toothbrush?

For some reason, we do not have good luck when it comes to toothbrushes.   The toothbrush, in our house, is like the dental equivalent of a pair of socks. I buy two, I loose one immediately. I put five in a cup on Monday – and have only one left on Friday. I don’t know how or why it happens but it just does.  

Anyway, after a visit to the kids’ dentist last week we left with the usual parting bag of goods and waved goodbye with promises to brush and floss daily….but this time I noticed that there was something different about the toothbrush –  there was a suction cup on the bottom of the handle.  Hummmm…I thought…if all goes according to plan, after they bush they can stick it right back on the edge of the sink or on the mirror and not chuck it somewhere and/or force it to live in one of those crusty cups full of who-knows what — this is genius!  The Plak Smacker comes in fun colors with a larger grip handle  (easy to spot if they are hurled under a bed or behind a dresser) and the quality is exactly the same as the other ones you find in the store. In my limited web research I found that it really is primarily sold to dental practices but there are a few places to find them on-line at cheap and cheerful pricing.  I plan to buy 20 immediately as I know I will loose at least some of them regardless.   The also sell these cute little suction cup sand timers.



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4 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Esther | May 11, 2010 | Reply

I’ve seen similar styles here in Europe. Especially in Belgian pharmacies I always find great kids toothbrushes!

2. Alison | May 11, 2010 | Reply

Tesco in the UK used to sell something similar. Pirate one for boys – and a mermaid one for girls. I don’t live in the UK anymore, so don’t know if they still do.

3. Eva | May 11, 2010 | Reply

I thought It only happens to me!! I find easily similar toothbrushes here (Switzerland), even in the supermarket!

4. Sara | May 11, 2010 | Reply

Hmmm, we have very similar issues! I found some great cheapies (in a pack of 10) at Target, with the suction tab at the end too. They were a novelty – for a few days !!!! ( -: