"Their teeth look great," the vet said, during a recent check-up of my two pooches. "How often do you brush them?"
I don't brush my dogs' teeth; I think that's an insane thing to do. And I'm not about to pay somebody $600 to do it. I just regularly give them marrow bones, as the act of using their teeth to rip raw meat off of a bone, followed by scraping every last inch of that bone clean, keeps their teeth clean naturally.
It would be awesome if eating corn on the cob would automatically keep human teeth clean, but sadly that's not the case. And I'd never heard of an alternative to the toothbrush, toothpaste and water we all use to keep our teeth clean--until now.
A British company is busily flogging their Rolly Chewable Toothbrush, a small, fugu-looking thing that you pop into your mouth and manipulate around using your tongue. The bristles are coated in Xylitol and flouride, and there's no water needed.
I know, it sounds crazy. But it's so crazy that it just, might, work.
Presumably the company sank most of their money into R&D—and decided to save a few bucks on advertising:
Still, I'm dying to try one of these things.