Friday, January 9, 2009

The Next Brush Generation

So I was checking my email this morning, and up pops an email from http://www.modernmom.com/. The very first thing I see is this: Gadget of the Week: Ultreo Ultrasound Toothbrush.

New technology is normally a good thing, but seriously???? I would like to just ignore this....but I can't! All of these thoughts are welling up within me.....ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Are we that inept at brushing our teeth that someone has to invent, produce, mass market a new way to do it? What happened to looking for a cure for cancer? What about feeding the hungry? Who, by the way, lose teeth, because of malnutrition. What about saving babies from abortion?

I'm exaggerating of course, but seriously, is this all we have on our to do list is to make a better electronic tooth brush? The article touts that we don't do it right. "Despite how far we've come,people still simply aren't good at brushing their teeth. Most of us don't spend enough time brushing, focus on the wrong areas, brush too hard...we just can't seem to get it." Excuse me....some of us do. I just went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned and they said "your teeth look great! Hardly no plaque at all." Some of us still know how.

"The Ultreo was created for that foolproof ultrasound-powered brushing that basically does all of the work for us." Have we become that lazy that we can't do our own brushing or worse yet not passing on good brushing habits to the next generation of brushers?

"The first toothbrush to combine ultrasound technology with sonic bristle action, Ultreo delivers a gentle brushing experience and a long-lasting feeling of clean. Plus, all you have to do is hold the toothbrush in one place until a tone signals you to move to the next section of teeth. After two minutes (the recommended brushing time by dentists), you'll be left with whiter, cleaner teeth." WOW....now we have to have a signal to know when to move the brush over our teeth? We really are dumb!

And get this people...all of this anti-cavity protection for a low, low price of $169.99.

What ridiculous products have you seen that have come under the guise of "new technology" or "this will make your life better"?

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