I pretend to be a connoisseur of online shopping, much to Kevin’s chagrin. I love to go to my favorite online shopping stores and fill my shopping bag full of stuff I would love to have. Then I click the little x in the big red square in the upper right hand corner and reenter reality.
Every once in a while I come across an excellent deal that is 100% beneficial and needed. I think this latest find will wind up being one of the most essential items in my bathroom. And it is affordable, not just middle class affordable but have too many kids, not enough money affordable!
This is my latest find:
It is a Surround Toothbrush. It is a special toothbrush that home caregivers can use for those who don’t have the best dental hygiene skills. Matty is 11 and still doesn’t brush his own teeth. If I try to get him to he rubs the toothbrush across his top teeth twice and then declares the job done. When I brush his teeth with a regular toothbrush he tries to chew on it. Sometimes I can get the back teeth, and sometimes I can get the front teeth, but never both together.
This toothbrush is designed for a kid just like Matt who isn’t a big fan of the toothbrush. It brushes the front, back and top of his teeth at ONE time. And it only cost me $12.90 for 2 toothbrushes, shipping and handling!
There are also mouth rests that help keep the mouth open that are 4 for $10. I think I’m going to look into getting us some of those too.
Matty only sees the dentist once a year. It is all he can handle so we need to get in good toothbrushing in between visits.
Matt isn’t near as excited as I am about the toothbrush though. He saw it laying on the table and just pointed at it. I told him it was a new toothbrush for him. He went to his room and refused to come it. I called him to the bathroom to wash his face and he wouldn’t come to me until I convinced him that I wouldn’t use the new toothbrush on him. I know once we use it he will be okay with it. It will just take a couple of days for him to get okay.
So if you are interested in these toothbrushes or mouth rests you can check them out at Specialized Care. It looks like they ship in the U.S. and Canada but I’m not sure about elsewhere.