Thursday, July 26, 2018

LONG IN THE TOOTH AISLE

I knew my brain was suffering information overload... 
When I stood in the toothpaste aisle... 
And couldn’t make a decision.
Gone are the days... 
When the only criteria for buying toothpaste...
Was price... 
Because back then...
All toothpastes were created equal.
Today there are so many choices...
Price is now at the bottom of my decision list. 
What I wanted was a “whitening” toothpaste...
Because besides my teeth being clean... 
I wanted them to be white...
But then I noticed that particular brand...
Didn’t have tartar control... 
And I’m prone to tooth crud.
Scanning the shelves, I found a brand...
That whitened and had tartar control in it. Great!
But it also had fluoride...
I don’t want fluoride in my toothpaste anymore...
Because city water has fluoride in it.
So that got me to wondering...
If I drink city water with fluoride...
Do I need fluoride treatments from my dentist?
I also worry...
That if I drink eight glasses of city water a day... 
Am I getting not only too much fluoride, but chlorine?
But then...
Because chlorine is used to clean my city’s water...
And chlorine bleach makes laundry white...
If I drink enough city water...
Will it whiten my teeth?
And then do I even need the whitening toothpaste? 
And besides the chlorine whitening my teeth...
Chlorine kills germs like in pools...
So? Will drinking city water...
Kill germs that cause gingivitis and bad breath?
And then do I even need mouthwash that kills germs? 
Is it me? 
Or should buying toothpaste be this difficult?

Always,
Em-Musing



2 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL! And I thought I struggled making product decisions.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Get tarter control and some mouthwash and call it a day.