I went into Lincoln yesterday to meet up with Samith. Since Lloyd was going in early to work at school, I went along with him.
Samith and I had breakfast together. I had some delightful biscuits and gravy. Then we shopped around a little. I was looking for floss because I left mine in LA. While we were in Whole Foods, we saw somebody who dresses just like Lloyd. It was uncanny.
Lloyd finished shortly after noon, and we went back to Seward, where we had pizza dinner with the family.
And I did get my regular Tom’s of Maine floss. I also got a new kind of floss brand called Burst. It’s in a fancy container.
The floss itself is kind of… thick? fuzzy? It’s interesting. I used it last night and kind of liked it. It was expensive though, so I’m not sure if I’ll switch…
I went to the dentist yesterday. It had been a long time since my last visit.
The cleaning was really uncomfortable, and I was really disappointed that I didn’t get any positive reinforcement for the fact that I’ve been flossing daily for more than a year. But I am glad to be back into the swing of things. I have good dental habits, but not good teeth, so I need to keep up with my dentist visits.
They were promoting floss made by a small independent company. The hygienist said it’s thicker than regular floss, so it cleans well. I decided to get some. It came in several intriguing flavors. I decided to try orange.
It is indeed thicker than regular floss. I didn’t taste or smell the orange very strongly. Maybe that was because I had just eaten some jellybeans. And it wasn’t as thick as my Tom’s of Maine floss. I’ll keep this in my medicine cabinet, but I think I’ll stick with Tom’s for now.
A long time ago I used to post about toothpaste a lot. So much so, that I have a whole category called “toothpaste”. But it’s been a long, long time since I tried any new kind.
I can only stand using toothpaste that is not sweetened with sodium saccharine, but they are extremely hard to find. My go-to toothpaste for the last few years has been Tom’s. I like the “sweet mint gel” formula.
But then the other day, I saw something on clearance at Target – an untried formulation of toothpaste that meets my requirements. Colgate Zero.
The only sweetener in this toothpaste is sorbitol. Awesome! Sugar-alcohol sweeteners don’t have the weird bitter-metallic taste that all other sugar substitutes have.
This toothpaste is sweet and spearmint-y. I like it. I don’t think I will find it in Target again, because it was on clearance, and there was only one tube. But maybe I could order it online… or I could just go back to Tom’s when this is gone.
I got a new tube of toothpaste recently. It’s always hard to wait for the old one to run out so I can use the new one. I don’t want to be wasteful. But I also want to break into that sweet, sweet tube of new toothpaste…
Yesterday I finally ran out…. Yay!
I actually have a “toothpaste” category! My last toothpaste post was nearly four years ago! Wow! I should write about toothpaste more often.
Whenever I go to stores that have a toothpaste section, I’ve been in the habit of looking for my favorite kind of toothpaste: Tom’s of Maine brand, sweet mint flavor, gel formulation. It does have fluoride, doesn’t have sodium saccharin in it, and tastes great. Tom’s of Maine toothpaste isn’t hard to find, but Sweet Mint gel is. I look in grocery stores, I look in department stores, I look in pharmacies… no one seems to have that flavor.
And then it occurred to me that I could have my toothpaste sent to me.
I have six tubes of it now. I’m finishing my current tube of Spearmint Gel Tom’s, then I’ll maybe try a toothpaste I got in Nebraska over Christmas, then I’ll get to these. Six tubes of Sweet Mint gel! I’ll have toothpaste for months and months!