Keeping Fingernails Clean: Toothbtushes just aren't for teeth!

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Keeping Fingernails Clean

By Skiekitty
December 29, 2012

When your toothbrush gets too spongy to clean your teeth, don't throw it out. A toothbrush works great for cleaning dirt from under fingernails and can be easily carted around in your back pocket when you're out in the garden or transplanting a potted plant. Fingernails appreciate softer toothed bristles and they don't ingrain the dirt.

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Name: Jean
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rocklady
Dec 29, 2012 7:51 AM CST
Great idea for the toothbrush. Thumbs up Our toothbrushes usually do double duty in the kitchen to clean hard to reach places. They are also great for cleaning grout lines.
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Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Dec 30, 2012 6:51 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Why not just cut the nails and be done with it?
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Dec 30, 2012 9:58 AM CST
Arf - You can have your nails cut to the quick and still get dirt embedded under them. Trust me, I normally have filthy filthy nails all summer, no matter HOW short I cut them!
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 30, 2012 1:06 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Rolling on the floor laughing .Ok, if dirt can get embedded in the quick then you really do need a tooth brush. Hilarious!
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Arif
Name: Liz Quinn
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Emquinn
Jan 13, 2013 3:42 PM CST
Neither is Polident good for soaking to get dirt off finger nails.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jan 13, 2013 5:18 PM CST
Emquinn said:Neither is Polident good for soaking to get dirt off finger nails.


I dunno.. wouldn't the effervescence work for embedded dirt like hydrogen peroxide? Do they still make them in blue pills that turn everything blue? My mom uses those, but I don't.. I still have all my toofies.
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