Stuff, Stuff & More Stuff

In case you missed it, Ikea’s head of sustainability recently got some attention when he noted that we seem to have hit the era of “peak stuff.” “If we look at a global basis, in the West we probably hit peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak …

Product Review & Giveaway: Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser

Let’s face it: Most people don’t floss regularly. Why else would things like this and this be at all funny? Yet that simple fact goes a long way toward explaining why periodontal (gum) disease is so rampant. As many as 75% of the adult population has it to some degree. It’s the sixth most prevalent …

Dialogue on a Non-Existent Product

In which we talk back to a puff piece on another 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 …

Because What Toothpaste Dispensing Has Always Lacked Is Pizzazz, Right?

If you’ve shopped for a toothbrush lately, you’ve no doubt seen the gazillion gimicky toothbrushes marketed to make toothbrushing “more fun” for kids. You’ve got Barbie, Spiderman, Hello Kitty, Hot Wheels. Toothbrushes that light up. Toothbrushes that play music. And what do the grownups get?     But now you can accessorize your dental hygiene …

More Dental Oddities

Several new concepts to add to our ever-growing list of weird dental products: Bluetooth in Your Tooth? Our last post on weird dental products featured a Bluetooth mike that can be implanted in a tooth – presumably for people who like to talk on the phone a lot. Now an article in the latest issue …

Dental Stuff, Weird and Wild

Chocolate flavored toothpaste. A dental appliance that keeps you from overeating. Tooth tattoos. We love seeing odd dental (and dentistry-related) products. (Combo toothpaste and sleep supplement anyone?) Suffice it to say, we were delighted to find Trendhunter‘s gallery of “Dental Innovations.” And just what kind of innovations are they? Some, we must say, are pretty …