By the Skin of Your Teeth

Up next on the list of common, every-day items that are trying to kill us: electric toothbrushes!

Brush...or die!

That’s right, those bastardly contraptions that we’re forced to use by our judgemental dentists, are hoping for our untimely brush with death. Or so they say!

The FDA now warns that electric toothbrushes are indeed fed up with putting up with our shit, and want our blood. Says Shumaya Ali, M.P.H., a consumer safety officer at the FDA:

“It’s important that consumers know how to avoid the risks associated with using the Spinbrush. We’ve had reports in which parts of the toothbrush broke off during use and were released into the mouth with great speed, causing broken teeth and presenting a choking hazard.”

Yikes. There are also reports of cut lips, burn injuries via the toothbrush batteries, & lodged bristles in tonsils. Are these freak accidents or are these just really stupid people? I can’t figure it out. You know how it is, one stupid kid gets injured brushing his/her teeth and the FDA issues a warning.

People getting injured while brushing their teeth. Yes, this is our lives now.

What do YOU brush with? I use the ridiculously expensive Sonicare, but at times I prefer to use my plain old “soft” toothbrush. The bristles make it super easy to take care of my gums and other sensitive areas.

Happy Brushing!


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