Oh the places you’ll go (if you’re a germ)

These teeth, I have to protect, nu?
These teeth, I have to protect, nu?

It’s no joke! This blogging thing, it takes you places and introduces you to some wonderful, amazingly talented people. I’m having the time of my life! Nu?

Along this theraputic journey of mine, I met up with Lisa and the good people from Intellident. They asked me if I would do a product review of their Disposable Toothbrush Shields, mittendrinnen (in the middle) of my writing therapy. Who am I to say no to a new opportunity? The little box of free goodies arrived, and my mishpocheh (family), we got busy and tried it. So here I go with my very first product review. Stay with me, please…

Now, it must be said: I was raised by a militant, neatnik mother, who truly put OCD on the map. As an unfortunate repercussion, I like things to be a bit clean and neat. Tidy would be a word to describe me, sure. I am also married to my Mrs., have two beautiful shana madelehs (sweet little girls) and a puppy, Gatsby. We share 900 square feet here at the Manor. Together, cleanliness is next to dogliness. Walking in, I always have a sneaking suspicion that we may have been robbed, or at least the apartment was maybe tossed by the feds? But hey, we live here, we love here, we play here and we have fun here. Making memories, right?

Enter the bathroom. For my friends across the pond, I’m referring to the loo, the water closet. Here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., the library, the throne, the porcelain pot. In this room, no matter how often you clean it, lurks germs, noro-viruses, mold, E. coli, fungi, MRSA, your run of the mill surface and airborne ‘disgustingness’ and other toxic nasties. This is also where, we the people, clean up, clean out, shower, floss and brush. Oy vey.

Every time you flush, a literal mushroom cloud of poo, bacteria and beastly biohazards are thrust into the air by the cleansing flood of water. Our toothbrushes, that sit simply atop the sink in a shared family cup, absorb contamination and contagions that are ready to enter our bodies by any means accessible.

Location, location, location
Location, location, location… Right next to the mushroom cloud, oy vey

So for the past few weeks, armed with the new nasty knowledge of toxins brewing atop our toothy bristles, we placed disposable toothbrush shields on each of our 4 toothbrushes. The company says it’s like, a little surgical mask for your toothbrush. Me and the kinder (children), we called them hats. We were each in control of our own chapeau, and we changed it after 7 days as suggested. I must tell you the emmes (the real deal, the down low) truth when I say, I feel safer. It’s like my brush has its own hazmat suit. 

When Little had the sniffles and sneezes after swimming, or the Mrs. had the telltale signs of sickness, I didn’t think for one second, not one, that influenza would overtake our house. For all I know, it was allergies for both, but regardless, I was chill. My TB had a hat!

4 thumbs up (and a paw) from this family
4 thumbs up (and a paw) from this family

Our toothbrushes cuddle in our cup and we are protected. This my friends is a mitzvah (a very good thing)! I can’t wait to see how these little masks/hazmat suits/hats shield us from the dreaded startofschooleritis; when nose picking, water bottle sharing and free-falling ahhhh-choos spread from youngest to oldest before the first school bell tolls.


  • Not reusable/washable
  • Not recyclable


  • Surgical mask for your toothbrush
  • 99.9% effective barrier against airborne and surface bacteria
  • Replaces those clunky plastic boxes that serve as breeding grounds for germs
  • Perfect for home, travel, work, gym, backpack, purse, etc.
  • Disposable
  • Inexpensive: click here to see (and I’m a forced frugalista)
  • Women owned business (yeah!)
  • Made in the USA, really it is!

So for you dear readers, there are two things I must recommend:

  1. When you geh in der klozet (go to the toilet), shut the lid before you flush
  2. Use Disposable Toothbrush Shields from Intellident

Please know, no toothbrushes were harmed during this test. No monies exchanged hands for this review. We are going to continue to use this ingenious product. 

A gezunt ahf dein kop (Good health to you)!







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57 thoughts on “Oh the places you’ll go (if you’re a germ)

  1. I personally choose to store my toothbrush in my bedroom, as far away from the loo as possible! I think it stems from seeing a silly film or tv show, where someone took revenge on another by dipping the other’s toothbrush into the toilet. (I feel sick as I write this.) I know no-one will do this to me, but just the thought freaks me out, so my toothbrush it kept safely out of harms reach!

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    1. I put in a link so you could find them. It really has me feeling so relieved! Germs are so creepy, and mice…oy! Too much. Protect your brush! Thanks so much for being sucha lovely hostess for #FridayFrolics❤❤❤

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  2. Such clever idea… I love how the toothbrushes are protected from these germs which can’t be seen by our naked eye. Better safe than sorry! Great review! #FabFridayPost

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  3. I feel disgusted with myself that I had no idea that all that bacteria emits in the air when flushing. I am so grossed out right now, I am going to throw everything in my bathroom away and go buy all new stuff! Thanks for sharing! #momsterslink

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  4. This is such a great review! I love reading funning intelligence review. It makes all the difference. I agree toilet is one place where I always tell my kids to wash their hands. Too bad they don’t have any over this side of the pond. Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

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  5. This was such a funny and great review- my ocd means I intermittently get paranoid about these things but there are time lapses between the paranoia- great post! lets all not get backtoschooleritis!!!

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  6. I knew that. We’ve all had our brushes in the bathrooms our whole lives and never had any of those illnesses or anything. A few germs are good for ya! In other news, put your toothbrush in the cupboard, don’t buy more rubbish that’s going to last forever in landfill…sorry ranty comment…is a good review though😀 #chucklemums

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  7. I am so glad that years ago someone brought up in a conversation how disgusting it is to not cover when flushing. While I’m sure the kids rush and don’t put the lid down every time, we all do our best to make sure not to let off that bacteria bomb all over our bathroom. Our toothbrush cup is also stored away in the cupboard in our spare closet apart from being brought out in the morning and evening for brushing time. This is more due to Little Dude not going nuts with the toothpaste in between meals but it keeps it away from the germ infested area as much as possible😛

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  8. Ooo I hadn’t thought of the mushroom cloud before…shut the lid indeed! I never feel hugely comfortable with toothbrushes nestled against each other…if one person is germy surely the little germy monsters will jump from brush to brush so I can see how a little hat would be perfect. And for going on trips too! Fabby review #chucklemums

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  9. What an ingenious idea!! I read a few years ago about the poo particle cloud that can engulf your toothbrush every time you flush! It grossed me out so much, that everyone in the household was fully briefed on closing the lid EVERY SINGLE TIME they flushed!! And I try to be militant at enforcing it!! But these are great for if anyone forgets, and just for general cleanliness. My mum is also an OCD maniac, and it’s pretty much made me go the other way-there isn’t much clean and tidy about me at all!!
    Great review, thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink!

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    1. Thank you for hosting and having me! I love going pink each week! I am falling off the tidy tree as well, mostly due to two littles and a pup, and the need for sanity. But, our brushes, they can stay clean! Thanks for your comments! #bigpinklink

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  10. Yeah I’ve heard about the poo cloud, yet another thing I try desperately not to think about. These sound like a good solution. Shame they’re not recyclable though.


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      1. Perhaps this is the reason some houses have the toilet next door to the bathroom instead of in there! More hygienic. Except for the ones where it is just the toilet, but no sink for handwashing. That is dubiously hygienic!

        Thanks so much for joining us on #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time


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  12. I too did a review of these and I love them! We use them especially for when we go camping and all our toothbrushes have to reside in the same place. I also use the mouthguard ones for I wear a mouth guard at night because I grind my teeth in my sleep and after reading about how nasty the mouthguard plastic container gets I switched. Thanks for sharing with #momsterslink.

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      1. Haven’t done that yet. Luckily I get replacements for free. I actually really think my dentist is full of shit because there’s hardly any marks on it and half the time I don’t wear it anymore…not to mention I usually fall asleep before my husband and he has never heard me grind my teeth.

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