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Ultra Soft

Yesterday’s post was about toothpaste. Since I had tooth brushing on my mind, I decided to go looking for a softer-bristled toothbrush. I’ve gotten them before at the Korean grocery store in Catonsville, which is on the other side of town. I decided first to check an Asian grocery store that is closer to my apartment. When I drove up to the entrance, it was closed. There was a sign explaining why. I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture of it. It said: “Closed due to explosion”. What a weird sign! But then I remembered the train derailment with explosion that happened in that area a short while ago.

Anyway, I ended up going to Catonsville to get a toothbrush. The bristles are “ultra soft”. It is impossible to brush too hard with this toothbrush. Since brushing too hard has been a problem for me in the past, I’m glad.

The bristles are off-white.

The bristles are off-white.

I enjoyed reading the back label of the toothbrush package. These are made in Korea, so the English was a little off.

Their English is WAY better than my Korean.

Their English is WAY better than my Korean.


  1. Lauren

    Only ‘a’ tooth? Have you decided which one?

  2. Carol

    (If you tried the Philippine store at the corner of Phila. Rd and Chesaco Ave., I fear there must have been a second “explosion” some day, as they are farther from the scene than we, and our house was unscathed…hmmm…what have they been cooking, I wonder?)

    Agreed – my Korean would have been far worse than their English, too, but omissions of little words like “not” or “don’t” can confuse a potential purchaser. For example, if the bristles clean up “only” the plaque here or there instead of “not only” cleaning it here, there, and everywhere…well, you get my point. Ah! New job for you: English translator for Korean toothpaste/toothbrush company. You’d do swell, I think….not a lot of interchange with other humans, but at least you could probably work from home and then get a P/T waiting tables or being a receptionist somewhere else. Just my two cents…

    • Brad

      The store I went to is called “Ha Ha”. It’s on Highway 40 near Moravia.

  3. Peggy

    So are you saying the Korean soft is softer than American soft?

    I was suprised to learn that dentists recommend soft bristle brushes. I always used a medium. I would think harder bristles would get things off better?!? Anyway, I use a soft a now (Italian accent, not Korean).

    • Peggy

      ….oh my, that just echoes all kind of wrong.

      • Peggy


        I’m not my best on Monday mornings. Feel free to correct Brad.

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