Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Toothpaste Delight - NOT!

You ever have one of those days where it didn't start out right? Where you should have just stayed in bed and not gotten out of bed until the next day?  Well of course you have.  We all have.

After finishing my breakfast (the boys were at work), I headed off to my son's bathroom to brush my teeth ... at least those that are left (a result of candy, coke, Twinkies and potato chips when I was a kid).  I noticed a small tube of my son's toothpaste standing upright on the bathroom counter and proceeded to squeeze the paste onto my Sonicare.  When I travel, it goes with me.  Electric toothbrushes take the hard work out of brushing.  Anyway, I spent the next three-minute cycle attacking all the vile germs that just love to find a happy home on my teeth.  But something wasn't quite right.  The toothpaste had a strange taste and feel to it.  Hey, I told myself, everyone has their own preference in toothpaste.  If it cleans, it cleans.

After brushing my teeth and rinsing my mouth out, I decided to check out his brand of choice.  It turned out be a brand most of us have heard of, but seldom, if ever, used on our teeth, let alone in the mouth -- Cortisone.  You know, the stuff that one applies to heal wounds ... not clean teeth.  Upon that discovery, I headed directly back to bed ... hopefully not to wake up until the following morning.