Friday, February 17, 2012

Time to take away your child's Spinbrush

Today, the FDA warns of toothbrushes that mess up your face. If you or your child has been using a Spinbrush - the cute electric toothbrushes that kids can personalize with stickers - you should consider trashing it. The FDA warns that the toothbrushes can break apart, chipping teeth, cutting gums, and causing a choking hazard. While they have not gone so far as to recall the product, they have issued a warning to parents to thoroughly inspect the brushes before use. Considering our ties to the dental field, however, in my house we will be retiring the Spinbrush today. It is just not worth taking the chance. I am sure my daughter will be just as happy with a Disney Princess toothbrush anyway.