Ever brush your teeth with your finger?
I have several times after waking up next to some girl I donâ€™t even know and let me tell you, it really doesnâ€™t work very well. You end up with toothpaste under your nail and you donâ€™t get consistent toothpaste foaming. Sure I could use the girlâ€™s toothbrush, but I donâ€™t know where her mouth has been. Okay, I know where her mouth was several hours ago, but before that, I donâ€™t know.
Thank oral hygiene for Oral-B Brush-Ups, which could eliminate those uncomfortable situations.
Oral-B calls their Brush-Ups â€œtextured teeth wipes,â€ which are used to clean teeth and freshen breath. Donâ€™t we have too many ways to freshen our breath? Letâ€™s see, thereâ€™s gum, mints, and breath strips. Now we have teeth wipes. I think weâ€™ve reached the point where we need another breath freshener, like we need another hole in our head or another Bush in office.
Wouldnâ€™t it be easier to just pop a mint or chew some gum?
I guess it might be good for those people who brush their teeth at work and are afraid that co-workers might mess with their toothbrush in ways that I could only imagine in my demented, evil head.
So how to they work?
Each Brush-Up is individually wrapped and basically itâ€™s a sleeve that you slide over your finger. The textured side has all the minty goodness, while the opposite side is where you slide your finger. I had some trouble getting it on my pointer finger, which isnâ€™t very big. So if youâ€™ve got big fingers, you might have trouble putting it on.
After sliding it on, I began to wipe my teeth, gums, and tongue, like they suggest on the package. While wiping my teeth, it brought back memories of all those nights with strange women I donâ€™t even remember the names of. Well Iâ€™m sure they donâ€™t remember mine, or they chose to forget.
When I was done, I just threw it away, like the phone numbers of those nameless women. Oral-B claims that a special moisture shield helps keep fingers dry, but my finger did get quite moist.
To be honest, the Brush-Ups made my mouth feel like theyâ€™ve been sort of brushed. I have a minty taste in my mouth, but I think if you wanted to freshen your breath, some gum, a mint, or a breath strip will do a much better job.
I wouldnâ€™t recommend the Oral-B Brush-Ups to be a replacement for regular brushing. However, they do come in handy in certain situation, like waking up in the apartment of some girl I met less than eight hours ago.
Item: Oral-B Brush-Ups
Purchase Price: $3.49 (12 pack)
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Clever idea. Perfect for those times when you wake up at some strange girlâ€™s place.
Cons: If you want to freshen your breath itâ€™s easier to chew gum or pop a mint or breath strip in your mouth. If you have big fingers, youâ€™re going to have a big problem getting a Brush-Ups on.