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Just what Thailand needs - toothbrush star ratings

Yes, really.

Apparently only four out of ten Thais pay much attention to the quality of the toothbrushes they buy. That high? I'm inclined to think that a brush is a brush is a brush, but should you find yourself in the Bankgkok equivalent of Boots or Walgreen, there should be an array of brushes with "consumer information on the package, such as the softness and sharpness of bristles". And it is a legal requirement too.

Perhaps some of my better travelled posters could inform me if Thai oral hygiene is especially poor or their toothbrushes particularly useless. But some how I doubt that either is the case, but meanwhile let us trust that this does not give Patricia 'very, very regular bowel movements' Hewitt ideas for ever greater levels of interference.

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Anonymous verity said... 2:39 pm

Thai teeth have never occupied much of my attention, to be honest. I'm sure if they had horrible teeth, I'd have noticed. In fact, they're always smiling, so I assume they are quite pleased with their teeth.

I can't stand them, by the way.  



Anonymous nomad said... 2:54 pm

Likewise in Malaysia. Every toothbrush has "hard", "medium" or "soft" on the package to indicate the stiffness of the bristles. I suppose folks with tender gums might choose a softer brush.  



Anonymous verity said... 4:40 pm

Every toothbrush everywhere for the last 10 years or so has a Hard, Medium or Soft label. Dentists recommend different levels of stiffness depending on the shape the teeth and gums are in. According to my dentist, hard is the worst choice.  



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