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Old 11-14-2005, 04:49 AM
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Toothbrush storage

I'm trying to figure out a good way to store our toothbrushes.

The toothbrush "cups" you can buy in the store only have 4 holes. 2 problems there: there are 5 in my family, AND the holes are often too small for those "giant-handle" toothbrushes they sell now. The last thing I think about when buying new toothbrushes is whether they'll fit in the cup. I'm more concerned with whether I have a coupon!

Also, my kids like to use those "power" toothbrushes. The dentist encourages this as she says those do a better job. But they keep tipping over, falling off the vanity onto the floor.

I'd like to find a neat and sanitary way to keep the toothbrushes.
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:36 PM
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barbszy.....Read where they have tooth brush holders with suction cups to mount on the wall. I do have the electric Oral B toothbrush that has its own stand and is rechargeable. Once you try it will never go back to a simple tooth brush.
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:23 PM
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We use the Sonic tooth brushes & love them. It's recargeable & has the base in a stand plus comes with 2 brushes that are in a covered stand that you can sit on the countertop or hang. You can buy extra brushes & the covers. We love it & so does our dentist.
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Old 11-20-2005, 03:57 AM
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I would like to hear some responses as well. Toothbrushes have become a large clutter. We usually have a regular one for travel & a spin brush. I do think the spin brushes do a better job as well. Then there is my ds who is 6. He has 2 regular & 2 spin brushes. The idea was that the choices would encourage him to be more cooperative about brushing. Right now I keep my toothbrushes in a separate cup. Otherwise we have a large ceramic thing we got in Cancun Mexico. It has a hole in the center for a rinse cup, but the cup broke. This is where we put the spin brushes. Around the outside are 8 to 10 normal size slots for regular toothbrushes. Oh, also we have several of the reach flossers (LOVE IT) that have the toothbrush like handle. Quite bulky.
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:44 AM
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I put mine is a pretty piece of pottery that matches the bathroom. Because there are no holes, even the spinbrushes fit! Every week, I just put the pottery in the dishwasher and wash it. I think it even looks classier that regular holders.
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:57 AM
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Linnea, that is a great idea! I bet something like that would look great in my bathroom. Thanks for sharing it.


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Old 11-21-2005, 04:45 AM
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Are them toothbrushes expensive? Id love to get them for us!! Heard the are much better!!

*I love the new smiles too*! lol
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:59 AM
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Get decorative containers at the dollar store and keep toothbrushes,toothpaste, floss, bandaids, etc. works great for kids..put their name on the containers...real easy for traveling too. It was a great hit with my kids when they were young and living at home.
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