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The Future of Toothpaste

March 21, 2015

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And the award for the most useful WTF item of the year goes to, FUTURE TOOTHPASTE!

First off, if you have this in your country or you’ve seen this before, please let us know. We’re so out of touch with Canada now, after being gone for almost 7 years now, that for all I know this could be everywhere. But maybe it isn’t. In fact we’re in Canada now as we publish this and I didn’t see this kinda toothpaste at Walmart, and if it’s not in Walmart then that’s a clear indication of what’s part of mainstream culture or not. Ay! Come on: you know it’s true.

But, if you’ve tried this kind of toothpaste before, do you like it? If you’ve seen it before but haven’t tried it, GO TRY IT NOW! And if you’ve never seen it before but want to try it, you can pick it up on Gmarket and experience the future. Soon kids will look at our old, crappy toothpaste bottles the way they look at VHS tapes, like “whaaaaat is that?” Seriously, it’s time for the old tube method to go. BEGONE! You’ve frustrated millions for decades. Uber has transformed the way we use Taxis. Tinder has transformed how we start dating (I don’t know, has it? I haven’t dated anyone but my wife for over a decade now, and you young whippersnappers have entirely new rules of engagement than what I grew up with). It’s time for someone to change the way we brush our teeth. The revolution is now, people!

Side note about toothbrushing in Korea – there aren’t a lot of automatic toothbrushes. Most people use manual toothbrushes. What’s fascinating, though, is WHY automatic toothbrushes aren’t used. One of our closest friends in Korea went to a dentist here and was asked about her dental hygiene. When she told him about using a Sonicare, the dentist told her to stop because – no joke – automatic toothbrushes are for mentally challenged people. Now, I haven’t heard this story by anyone else, so maybe it was just one dentist who thought that and not all, but – for real – I barely see any automatic toothbrushes being used. Ok that’s it. STORYTIME OVER!

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  1. I love 8020 toothpaste! It’s kind of hard to find in the stores around me here in Koreatown. I should look harder!

    5 years ago
  2. i really need that!!!!! It would make my life so much easier!!! hahahahah

    5 years ago
  3. it’s magic!!!!!!

    X’D <3

    5 years ago
  4. Well the packaging has been around since toothpaste existed (it just didn’t get used because the thick toothpaste gets clogged really quickly) but that bubbly foamy thing is new. It would definitely use this, especially after a dentist told me that you shouldn’t brush your teeth with as less toothpaste as possible (because it is designed to gradually rub off your enamel so they can milk you out at medical expenses) and that people who generally just brush their teeth with water have healthier teeth.

    5 years ago
  5. Hi. How old r u both? Simon and martina? I’m curious

    5 years ago
  6. genius! what is the brand?

    5 years ago
  7. This reminds me of something that I used to use as a kid: http://i.imgur.com/xmSGcSH.gif

    A standing toothpaste pump. Usually got all the product out but it was the only one on the market so you had to buy refills or bust.

    I remember it working well. Didn’t foam though. Was just regular toothpaste. Kinda vanished but apparently arm &hammer still sells it.

    5 years ago
  8. I use Colgate MaxFresh. It comes in a bottle that stands upright, so it occupies less space on my bathroom counter. Electric toothbrushes, while more costly, are useful for those who have trouble physically moving their brushes around in their mouth and cleaning all of their teeth, e.g., those with rheumatoid arthritis or other joint/hand disabilities. Manual toothbrushes can be effective, but not everyone brushes well and flosses daily. I’m not very coordinated in the early morning, so I prefer using an electric toothbrush.

    5 years ago
  9. Woaaaahhh! That would be an awesome toothpaste. I have to check if that kind of packaging is available on our local groceries =)

    5 years ago
  10. I remember when I was really little there was a toothpaste that had a pump, but it was regular old toothpaste. The main difference was that there were two “strands” one of white toothpaste and the other was red (or maybe it was green) gel like toothpaste. I forget why they had to be separate, probably to just be cool. Anyways, I remember it being a bitch to get out and it was pretty expensive.

    But the “foaming” sensation from that toothpaste makes me think of the Rembrandt whitening toothpaste. I use to get it in rare occasions but I LOVED the soft foamieness to it. It did suck a little because it was still in a normal tube, and it had a similar expanding quality, and they had warnings on the tube. Actually, it seems much more like the kind you used.

    Sidenote: Simon might have the right idea. I know dentists are against brushing teeth more than two times a day since it wears down the enamel. I had a friend who would brush her teeth a lot and started to wear down her enamel.

    5 years ago
  11. That’s pretty cool! I definitely haven’t seen anything like this in the u.s. (North Carolina specifically) but I want to try it. This video is hilarious!

    5 years ago
  12. Is there a CVS or Walgreen’s in Canada? Those are the best places to find new and unique dental products that Walmart doesn’t carry. I know Aquafresh and Pro Enamel have aerial cans to pump out their micro oxygen bubble toothpastes. There’s also new new stuff from EOS and other new companies that are doing “organic” chemical free type toothpastes and mouthwash. Check around your local drugstores or if your bored try walmart.com. Hope that helps.

    5 years ago
    • We have Shoppers Drug Mart. Haven’t seen any fancy toothpaste there recently. Oh, but if anyone uses Toms fluoride free paste, I have learned that it is cheaper at MEC.

      4 years ago
  13. My bf is studying in dental hygeine and he often asks me if I want an electric toothbrush. He can get them for real cheap. Recently he went to a dental conference thing and got loads of free swag. Mostly floss, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

    I dont really see Uber changing the way we use taxis… If anything it makes taxi drivers angry, makes you really question your safety more…

    5 years ago
  14. MLE

    I’ve definitely seen a colgate version of this before, but it’s not foaming, just normal toothpaste.

    5 years ago
  15. This was such a dirty video…..well, actually it was so dirty for my dirty mind, I loved it :)

    5 years ago
  16. Meg

    I’ve never seen that in the USA. My face wash is a pump like that, but it’s the Korean brand Face Food, so maybe thats why? But I’ve never seen a toothpaste like that and it seems genius! I would definitely use it. I’m not sure if it being in a foam form would make it work less, it might just depend on the ingredients. But I do wonder….

    5 years ago
  17. In Canada there is Sensodyne brand that have a foaming toothpaste.

    5 years ago
  18. Nope. Toothpaste tablets are the future ! No waste at all, and you can reuse the packaging ! And don’t worry, it does foam. A lot.

    5 years ago
  19. This is really interesting. I personally would give this a try but I’m sure the different texture would throw me off. But then again, toothpaste tends to foam up anyway so it shouldn’t be too weird. I need a decent electric toothbrush.
    Also, what is up with Tinder? I only have a vague idea of what it is and do not plan to try it out at all. Super weird~

    5 years ago
    • Merzygtlm! When I was reading the first part if your reply I was like I bet this person is from nz. And then u said u were! I think it’s how u said “pretty much” and “short as” lol. Yay nz nasties!

      5 years ago
    • I know a few people who use Tinder, but they know more people who pretty much live on it, and check it more than any other social media channel. But that’s about all I know about it…

      5 years ago
      • Meg

        HAHA Sorry I saw “Tinder” and I had to reply. It’s basically an app where you post your pictures and you swept left if you don’t like them, and right if you do. If they swiped right for you too it lets you know and you two can talk to one another. It’s basically the worst/best thing ever. My friends and I have used it whenever we want an ego boost. I’ve never actually been out with any of the guys who message me, because tbh you’re not really gonna find your soulmate that way. But it’s so funny! I wish I could upload some of the pics you’ll find on there. This one guy who came up seriously had a picture of him “going down” on a girl. And the pick up lines? Gold. Absolute gold. It’s hilarious. Ok, Sorry, but I had to spread the ridiculousness of the app lol.

        5 years ago
      • That is more than I knew about it. My understanding is that there are pictures of people and you swipe through them until you find one you like. Then you try to get a date with them? Or something like that. Needs more research!

        5 years ago
        • That’s pretty much it! All you get to see of them is their picture/s and a short as blurb they write. If you swipe that you like someone and they swipe that they like you then you match and you can talk to them. If they swipe that they don’t like you or you swipe that you don’t like then then they can’t talk to you.
          Except I live in New Zealand and here it has the reputation that people just use it to hook up for sex instead of dating so I don’t bother with it anymore.

          5 years ago
  20. I am really surprised that the dentist said to stop using an electronic toothbrush. I grew up using one, and then I switched back to a manual one for a little bit when I first went to college, but after I switched back to the sonicare, I immediately noticed how much cleaner my teeth were. And I am pretty meticulous about tooth brushing, but no matter how much I brush with a manual toothbrush, I can’t get my teeth as clean as the electric toothbrush can.

    5 years ago
    • Yeah, that seems pretty weird to me. Every dental professional I’ve talked to in like the past 5 years has strongly recommended brushing with an electric toothbrush and has claimed that it is more effective.

      5 years ago
    • My dentist told me to start using an electric one!

      5 years ago
  21. yea, this would be nothing more than a germ swapper in my house. i got kids.

    5 years ago
  22. But…but…with my electric toothbrush I don’t have to put in any effort into brushing my teeth. That dentist must be pulling your leg so he can get more patients who have cavities/dental problems.

    5 years ago
  23. I had that kind of toothpaste when I was a kid. It was from saudi and it was flavored.

    5 years ago
  24. My only concern would be how quickly it is used up versus a normal tube of toothpaste. I don’t wanna be purchasing toothpaste all the dang time.

    5 years ago
    • Yeah, I’m not too sure about it either. All I know about toothpaste in old tubes is that the first 90% of the tube lasts you a couple of weeks, and then the last 10% last you six months. I don’t know if that kind of wizardry applies to this as well.

      5 years ago
  25. we have those in the us. the one i tried was regular toothpaste though

    5 years ago
  26. There are pump toothpaste in the market in the form of foam or gel. Reviews on effectiveness vary though. Check them out:

    https://perimeterbp.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/toothpaste-packaging5.jpg

    5 years ago
  27. I don’t know about this. I hate toothpastes that get really foamy, they make me nauseous, so I imagine it would be even worse with this. It does sound like it would do a good job of freshening your whole mouth, though. Buuuuut I think I’ll stick with my ancient technology toothpaste for now :P

    5 years ago
  28. Oh I am definitely buying this when I come to Korea next month!

    5 years ago