Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Yuck...

After missing about 14 cleanings, as my dental hygienist kept reminding me about, I finally made it to the dentist last night. I know that is horrible and I can't believe I am being that open about my self negligence, but hey, life got busy! BUT...I am very happy to report no cavities mom! All those fluoride and sealant treatments must have paid off...

I'll let you in on a little secret... I can't stand toothpaste. The smell, the texture and the way it looks. I have issues, I know. My husband finds it very funny and likes to remind me that I'm strange. He has even been know to chase me around the house with toothpaste on his finger. The whole time devilishly laughing at my pain. He's evil like that.

Yarg...

It makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. The sparkly blue gel. The stickiness. Having to clean it out of the sink...Eeww. Yes I brush my teeth, the no cavities after 7 year should prove that I'm a Crest Kid! Which brings me to my issue with this product:


I understand the reasoning for the design of this bottle, but it is so flawed. When the product is about half full and you squeeze the bottle you get lots of air. Fine right? So you squeeze a little bit more, all while aiming at the toothbrush and you get toothpaste, followed by more pressured air. Which causes your bathroom sink and counter to get splattered with nasty, sticky blue crap. Everywhere. Then throw in a fidgety kid into the equation and you have toothpaste drawings on your counter top, mirrors and faucet. Oh my, that doesn't make for a happy Mom at all, especially a mom that has toothpaste issues.

So you all think I'm crazy now for sure...

My other gripe? Since you can obviously only use half of the product, it's wastes so much money. I'm paying more than the standard tube and I can't even get the darn nasty crap out of it. Not to mention having to clean it up and actually touch it.

My stomach is getting weak now...there you have it, my crazy girl rant.

6 comments:

More Than A Single Mom said...

Wow, and I thought I had issues. I am impressed with the no-cavity thing.....I used to use that SAME bottle and quit for the same reason. Tired of trying to help the kid the toothpaste out only to find it on the walls a minute later. Go with the regular tube of kid's stuff......works much better!

Mimi's Toes said...

I am sitting here eating my healthy choice lunch and it's a good thing I don't have a weak stomach for toothpaste..LOL...you are a nut. Congrats on no cavities! reminds me, I am overdue for a cleaning...

My Wonderful Men... said...

Thanks for reminding me I have to make dental appt.s for all of us.
And you are to funny! Forget the cute toothpaste get the tube better buy...

Lost A Sock said...

Okay, this is CA-RAZY. I never thought I would meet another adult with this same issue, but I HATE IT TOO. Does no one else understand you on this one?

I have to brush in the shower just to be able to get it out of my mouth as quickly as possible and wash it all away. When I brush at the sink after my other meals, it's with no toothpaste and even a different brush. I cannot hear or smell or see another person brush their teeth because it seriously GAGS me. KJ hates it too, so thus far I haven't had to deal with it with my kids.

Teena said...

It's better than brushing with baking soda like they did in the olden days :(

chrissy said...

Ok first of all "Olden days" my dad made us brush with baking soda, it was cheaper!! Brushing my teeth was one of the few things that made me less natious when I was pregnant, some said it was the mint,but gum would noooot do the same thing!!!