Monday, February 16, 2009

Toothbrush Rant.

All I wanted was a toothbrush. A simple toothbrush, like the one pictured. I mean, a toothbrush is a toothbrush, right? Nothing new here. Just buy one and go home.

OK. You do it. Go on. Go to your favourite grocery store, pharmacy, Walmart; whatever. And find that toothbrush!

I couldn't find one. Nowadays, they all have odd configurations of bristles--some stiff, some softer, some sticking out at odd angles. Some have these little rubbery things around the outside of the real bristles, like some sort of alien extrusion.

And they all, without exception, have fat handles. Even the ones that don't have batteries, or some fat trademark character, like a certain purple dragon--they ALL have fat handles.

Now, I've managed to hold onto my toothbrush for a lot of years, without a squishy, sure-grip gel handle.

I just want one that fits through the opening in the toothbrush holder.

Is that too much to ask?


  1. I know exactly what you mean, Ronni! I try to find the 'smart price' ones, they are usually the old bog-standard toothbrushes.

  2. Try the Oral-B Indicator

    It fits in the toothbrush holder! I hate all those thick-handled things too. Drives me nuts! LOL

  3. Hah! That's what I finally got! It does fit into the toothbrush holder, but still has that icky handle.

  4. Or you can get a new toothbrush holder :P

    Those spin brush toothbrushes are awesome.

  5. You know, I thought about that. Still, I bought this cheap red plastic toothbrush holder for Addy, when she was determined to be legally blind. Being red, and all, she could see it. I can't throw it away.

    So, I plan on using it as long as it lasts.

  6. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Absolutely.

  7. Ronni, its PLASTIC!! It will last forever.

    You could fill it with scented oil and reeds and have an air freshener, then get a cheap modern toothbrush holder.

    BTW, those scented oil/reed things really do work! And they come in color too.

  8. Ronni, I'm pretty sure the dollar stores here carry what you want,if you want I could send you some.

  9. I have the same problem! Drives me nuts. EVERY time I go to buy a toothbrush, the rant in my head is worded almost the same. The handles don't fit my holder, and the heads are so huge I can't brush behind my back teeth!

    When we went to Japan, they had these wonderful, slender, soft toothbrushes, gratis, in our hotel bathroom. I horded those things for years. I was so sad when I ran out.

    Seems to me there's a market out there for cheap-o toothbrushes! I'm checking Big Lots, etc., too. I never thought to check there, but maybe I'll get lucky!

  10. I second what Terri said. I ended up getting mine at the Dollar Tree.

    I ended up going to several different stores to find one that I liked too. Who would have thought the old Dollar Tree would be the place to come through!

  11. Why don't you go really modern and get an electric toothbrush? Oral B or Sonicare makes excellent ones. You won't need a toothbrush holder. Your teeth will thank you. Your dental hygenist will be very pleased. Your dental bills will decrease. Because these newfangled toothbrushes really are better for your teeth and gums.

  12. Bwahahah!

    All nine teeth I still have will thank me, right? The rest are plastic! Dental Hygienist? Surely you jest! Dental bills? With what would I pay dental bills? If one breaks or hurts, I get it pulled. Eventually, I will probably have to have all nine pulled and get a lower plate to match the upper one. If I should live so long. The upper one cost over a thousand dollars.

    No, anonymousy, dear. I just like to scrub 'em so they don't stink, and hope they last long enough to see me to my grave.

  13. 'glad its not just me. The rubber grip on new brushes makes a horrible squeaky noise in my gob ! gah.

    I found this blog while searching the web for a suitable toothbrush.

  14. Well, if you find one, let me know!