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Pixy Stick Toothpaste

Brush your teeth with sugar
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Not really. If you don't know what a pixy stick is already, its a paper tube that you rip open to eat. Its filled with very sugary grains of candy. Very sweet, and it's flavored according to color. It can be hard to get kids to brush thier teeth. I propose making a toothpaste that comes in tiny tubes shaped just like pixy sticks filled with toothpaste. The toothpaste would be flavored according to color just like the pixy sticks. Chock it full of artifical sweetners, and coloring and the kids love it. Disclaimer: you might want to brush with real toothpaste afterwards.
evilpenguin, Jul 01 2007


       Brilliant! Tooth powder for the 21st century five year old!
Galbinus_Caeli, Jul 01 2007

       Make a sugar-filled toothpaste. I'd bun that.
nuclear hobo, Jul 02 2007

       Good idea [+], but I can see a problem with kids not wanting to spit out the toothpaste after they brush with it, therefore ingesting it. As long as it's non toxic, I doubt that would be much of a problem.
acurafan07, Jul 03 2007

       What's wrong with just being the grown up and making sure your kids brush their teeth? Also, acurafan reminds me of a pet peeve: medicines that taste like candy. I think toothpaste by it's very nature is toxic. Never in favor of pushing more artificial crap at kids either.   

       But, you know, yay for using pixy sticks! I'll take one full of aspirin, and another with a good antihistamine. [+]
Noexit, Jul 03 2007

       I imagine toothpaste with sugar in it would probably still work well, although the ADA (and your country's equivalent) would never go for it. [+]
Spacecoyote, Nov 10 2007

       Yeah, actually, [spacecoyote], sugar rots the teeth. I've been really touchy about this kind of thing ever since I was younger. I stayed at the house of a friend of mine who, after brushing his teeth to get ready for bed, proceeded to munch into a sandwich and Coke. "Dude," I said, "You just brushed your teeth." "So," he said, "My dad says it doesn't matter as long as you brush them." "But your teeth will rot." "Let's go ask my dad." Dad confirmed that he could drink all the soda he wanted as long as he had brushed his teeth. I kind of twitched and kept mum.
monk, Nov 13 2007


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