Not many decades ago, I recall how oral hygiene was “forced” onto us as a school going child.
There was time after recess dedicated to teeth brushing. All of us had to bring to school a plastic mug, toothbrush and toothpaste daily.
During this “lesson” all of us gathered water from the taps in the toilet and form a line by the drain outside our classroom. All of us would then brush our teeth. Boys would then challenge each other who can brush their teeth in the shortest time or gargle for the longest.
After brushing, we opened our mouths for our teacher to inspect our teeth. Those boys who won the fastest brushing challenge got themselves the prize of brushing for a second time for the sloppy job done.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not ranting about how the Government is restricting my free will to decide when to brush my teeth or even at all.
I mean who would complain about having a nice set of pearly whites?
I’m not sure what happened to this program as I don’t recall having to brush my teeth in school after awhile.
So fast forward a few decades, getting number 1 to brush her teeth was a challenge. She lost quite a few milk teeth rather early compared to her peers resulting in a few crooked permanent teeth due to insufficient gum space. This makes brushing a challenge.
After doing some research on the advantages of using electric toothbrush, and with the help of a significant discount from Shopee, we bought the Oral-B Frozen electric toothbrush for number 1 and 2.
It works like a normal electric toothbrush but to the girls, it’s special because it’s a Frozen electric toothbrush.
Like almost everything in the household, it works along with a mobile app, Disney Magic Timer by Oral-B. The girls can set up their own profile with avatars from the Disney Frozen movie and earn achievements whenever they brush their teeth.
Somethings never change, how the boys standing alongside the drain will create challenges to make a mundane task fun, Oral-B X Disney made teeth brushing fun.
Man… I am old.