Melissa Turner shares her experience with Stimmie reusable toothpick

Underrated Early 20th Century Tool Is Back For A Refresh

Written In Collaboration With: MELISSA TURNER, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA

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Let’s dive into the world of dental care and talk about a tool that's been quietly making waves again—the rubber tip stimulator, also known as "The metal thing my grandparents use." If you’re curious about what this golden metal long gem is and how it can transform your dental routine, you’re in the right place.

You'll see why we're completely obsessed with reinventing it and streamlining routines for everyday "picking" when in a pinch for time.

Why reinvent this tool you ask? 

After all, that popcorn kernel shell that's stuck on the inside of your back bottom molar (you know, where your tongue keeps on tracing), this is probably the only tool that will remove it out without a fight. You can't exactly 'floss' the inside or outside of the gumline. 

Picture this: a sleek, reusable tool designed to help you maintain the health of your gums and teeth. The rubber tip stimulator is an oral care device that usually features a conical rubber tip on one end. It’s crafted to be gentle on your gums while being incredibly effective at what it does.
So, what exactly does this retro tool do? Here’s the lowdown:
  1. Stimulates Your Gums: Gently massaging your gums with the rubber tip promotes blood flow and keeps your gums healthy and resilient. Think of it as a mini massage for your mouth!

  2. Removes Plaque and Food Particles: The rubber tip is perfect for reaching those tricky areas between your teeth where food particles love to hide. Regular use helps to remove plaque buildup, reducing the risk of gum disease and cavities.

In a recent Instagram post, Melissa, aka @thetoothgirl shares the following:

"Since my start in dentistry, I remember rubber tip stimulators as something that every office had...

...sitting lifeless in the back of a drawer for that one older patient who always asked for it in their goodie bag. But what Stephanie has done is create a modern and sleek homecare tool with a kick ass brand around it. She’s created a culture. My dream is to see this in the checkout line of Anthropologie and shining brightly on the end cap of Target’s oral health aisle.

Imagine the confidence of knowing your gums are healthy, your teeth are free from plaque, and your smile is at its best. Plus, with the chic and modern design of Stimmie, you’ll actually enjoy using it. Trust us, this is one addition to your bathroom cabinet that you won’t want to miss out on.

If a gum massage is something you crave, just know that you don't have to ditch the home care gig you already in the rotation. Feel free to pack this in your purse or pocket for when those sesame seeds hit while your at work, on your commute, or just need a quick touch-up while you're on the go. 

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