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Buying Toothpaste

I had to buy a new tube of toothpaste the other day. This isn’t something I do terribly often. I live alone, and even with my braces, which requires a more stringent dental hygiene regiment, I don’t go through a tube that quickly.

But as I browsed the seemingly endless toothpaste section at my local Fred Meyer, looking for a tube, I realized that I have never bought the same type of toothpaste twice. I get to the store and I realize that I don’t know what type I bought last time, and all of the tubes look the same and have frustratingly similar names. Did I get Mint Zing last time? Or was it Fresh Mint? Maybe it was Minty Fresh… Yeah, it was Minty Fresh.

Nope, it wasn’t Minty Fresh. It wasn’t even Fresh Mint or Mint Zing. It was Mega Mint with Scope, Baking Soda and Peroxide Whitening ++. Sigh. Why does it have to be so hard to buy freaking toothpaste?