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Dialogue on a Non-Existent Product

Posted Aug 06 2012 10:25am

In which we talk back to a puff piece on another unnecessary dental gizmo


You know something?

Why, yes. Yes, we do. In fact, we know a lot of things.

Brushing one’s teeth every single day is ideal, but there are times when you return home too bushed out to actually bother brushing.

Actually, brushing twice a day is recommended, but we get your drift. And yes, some find it easy to get lax about, whatever the excuse.

I guess that is excusable to a certain degree, but let us keep our fingers crossed that it will not end up as a habit – and a bad one at that.

Okay. That’ll be fun. Let’s.

However, there are times in life when we are working on a particular project, only to realize that we have forgotten to brush our teeth.

Indeed. Or forgotten to eat. Or to drop the check in the mail. Or whatever.

This is where a home based tool like the Oral Care Motivator comes in handy, albeit it currently remains stuck in the realm of being a concept, waiting for someone with the industrial know how and money to churn it out from an actual production line.

How do you know it comes in handy if it doesn’t exist yet? Just sayin’…

This concept from Christopher Santos is known as the Oral Care Motivator, where it is actually a toothbrush holder which will help remind you to toe the line when it comes to oral hygiene.

Uh-huh. Go on.

Sporting a built-in digital clock at the base, it can be set to the right alarm at any time of the day, and it can even be linked to a smartphone app, now how about that?

How about that! Of course, you could also just set the alarm on your cell phone. (By the way, did you notice you have a run-on sentence there?)

Not only that, there is also an automatic dental floss dispenser which works in a rather clever manner.

Do tell!

Each time the . [sic] Oral Care Motivator senses that you’ve set your toothbrush in its hole, it will send the built-in light into a flashing frenzy as a floss reminder.

That is not a “floss dispenser.” That is a flashing light dispenser.

And not, it seems, especially inspiring.


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