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Old 12-04-2005, 01:40 AM
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Default How old is your toothpaste?

I picked up a new tube of toothpaste this evening and thought I should have a look at the expiration date. I don't know when I last looked for this information on toothpaste -- if ever, to tell the truth.

This is what is says: 22JUL072 ... as in 2072 ????

Wow. I was hoping if I live that long, there will be a new way to keep out teeth clean. I'm a little disappointed in the technology. What happened to the concept of progress????

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Old 12-04-2005, 01:40 AM
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Default Re: How old is your toothpaste?

Check out the typos above!!! Ooooops. I'm switching fonts as soon as I find a better one for my *eyes*.

But for now, I'm going to brush my teeth with the new ageless toothpaste .... clearly, my eyes are tired because I am tired. It's been a long day and so I'm going to say:

"Goodnight, ya'll!"

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Old 12-04-2005, 01:40 PM
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Check out the typos above!!! Ooooops. I'm switching fonts as soon as I find a better one for my *eyes*.
Changed my font to "Chalkboard" at 12 pt *and* this is *much better*!!! The font is a bit on the fun or funky side of fonts ... but that's okay. In fact, I think font selection contributes to crankiness online!! When you can't see what you're trying to read, that's enough to make a person cranky!! Anyway, I'm glad I don't need to put that tube of toothpaste into my Will. (This being almost 2006 makes 2072 a long way off!)

Remember to brush your teeth regularly so you can use up your tube of toothpaste during its two-year shelf-life. (In some cases, your paste may be good for longer than two years.)

World peace may depend upon the fonts you use!!

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Old 12-04-2005, 01:40 PM
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It **sure** would be nice to know the shelf life of expensive drugs. We know that most pharmaceuticals are good well beyond the date. But I don't think it is common knowledge on the street. Consider how unusable that "date" on the toothpaste really is. I also think the liability issue goes hand in hand with promoting the purchase of more of the same .... (the wining and dining of physicians by pharmaceutical companies is not as bad as it once was ... but it's pretty disgusting still, IMO). If they have "leftover pain medication", they must first dispose it the "out-dated" because it "can't be any good if it expired recently.

Going to the refrigerator to check the date on the milk. That is a date I pay attention to!!!! Just the thought of sour milk is ... Yuk! ;-)

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Old 12-04-2005, 01:40 PM
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I believe that published shelf lives have more to do with reducing the manufacturer's product liability tail than anything to do with the actual product. Drugs are virtually all manufactured with a shelf life of less than two years, apparently regardless of the actual science. It would be nice to know what the shelf life of expensive drugs *really* is.

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Old 12-04-2005, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: How old is your toothpaste?

I did a little checking into the shelf life of toothpaste products.

The product I purchased is Colgate Total. From the FAQ on the website, here is what it says about shelf life of toothpaste:

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Does Colgate Total have the same shelf-life as regular Colgate Toothpaste?
Colgate Total has a two-year expiration date, the same shelf-life as most other Colgate toothpastes.
So.... I'm thinking that the date which appears as: 22 JUL072 probably means that it expires on 22 JUL 2007 and has a two (2) year shelf life.

This isn't so important if we purchase and use the product right away. But if we put this item, along with medications and other expiration-dated items, into emergency/disaster kits, it is something to be aware of as the kits are reviewed regularly.

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Old 12-05-2005, 12:23 AM
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... (the wining and dining of physicians by pharmaceutical companies is not as bad as it once was ... but it's pretty disgusting still, IMO).
I have never been 'wined and dined by pharm companies, IIRC... I've never even gotten JELL-O....

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Old 12-05-2005, 12:23 AM
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Remember to brush your teeth regularly so you can use up your tube of toothpaste during its two-year shelf-life. (In some cases, your paste may be good for longer than two years.)
And floss your teeth from your pocket.... um... I mean... floss your pockets.... no..... again: keep pocketing your floss....
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:56 AM
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They skip that part and advertise straight to the public now. I find that equally disgusting.

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Old 12-05-2005, 01:39 PM
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At the very least, it is equally disgusting and a *big* topic for concern.

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Old 12-05-2005, 01:40 PM
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the Pipe sulks in the corner SP
Come on out of the corner, Pipe. No sulking needed. Wear it like a badge instead.

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Old 12-05-2005, 01:40 PM
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Same here, think it should be illegal to market meds on TV.
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:40 PM
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I think that flossy guy is playing 'pocket pool'....
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:40 PM
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8 ball in the corner pocket...
2/10 combo side pocket...
Your text says no but your mouth says...Yeesssss....
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:40 PM
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Like a spaghetti badge !
Sounds messy.

Is that like a lobster bib ?
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