Monday, January 5, 2009

Eeeewww...


I'm trying to be a good mom to my children's teeth. After our most recent dentist visit, I bought some "fun" new flossers for them. (As if you could really make flossing fun) These particular flossers are called firefly flossers. Fine. Ok. No big deal.
Guess who makes these flossers? A company called Dr. Fresh. I'm sorry, but that freaks me out. Then I started thinking, and really many pediatric dentist items are kind of creepy. Here are some terms I've heard in the dentist's office over the years...
  • Mr. Thirsty
  • Mr. Floss Man
  • Tooth tickler
  • Strong bubbles
  • Tooth chalk

Messed up, no?

10 comments:

five tomatoes said...

Kids dental stuff is so nasty. My mom used to be a dental hygienist and would do "Healthy Teeth" shows at schools for extra money and they had the weirdest stuff. What I hate most is the bubblegum toothpaste - it tastes disgusting!

kwr221 said...

My daughter convinced me to spend almost $5 on some crap that turns your teeth BLUE so you'll know where to brush more.

I guess it's a good idea, but when she showed me yesterday? Ewww, GROSS!

Tenakim said...

my kids wanted that mouthwash too- that turns the missed teeth blue- YUK!

♥georgie♥ said...

this post reminds me i need make teeth cleaning appointments for all 3 beans lol

Christy said...

My kids have those flossers too...except now they can't use them b/c they both have braces & they need these special threaders...it's all a scam!

Mariah said...

I love those flosser thingies. Speaking of kids and dentist. I tok my daughter (the teenager) for a check-up and the dentist said she brushes too much. Weird huh? Hope your dad isdoing better

More, More, More said...

I just bought an electric flosser! I love it. My kids have flossing their teeth on their chore charts... they'll do anything for a buck!

BrioII said...

Take a look at Gripit Floss Holders on www.gripit.biz to see an innovative flosser that kids can use to floss their teeth.

Megryansmom said...

What about "Duck Lips" for that tray they put the flouride in?

jill jill bo bill said...

Anyone who puts their hands in spit daily has to be off somewhere...