• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF

Korey
Juniored for the safety and protection of the United States of America. U S A U S A U S A
(03-20-2012, 06:55 PM)
Korey's Avatar


It seems like the toothpaste container technology has been at a standstill since the mid 1800s (just a guess). Why don't they invent better ways of dispensing toothpaste so that the above doesn't happen? The last 20% or so of the tube is spent squeezing different parts of the tube to avoid wasting any toothpaste. And it seems to last like that forever. We have electric and sonic toothbrushes now that charge on contact. Seems like the toothpaste industry needs to play catchup.
explodet
Member
(03-20-2012, 06:56 PM)
explodet's Avatar
Because the current dispensers are cheap to make.

NEXT QUESTION
Eggman
Banned
(03-20-2012, 06:57 PM)
Eggman's Avatar
i don't brush my teeth so i wouldn't know.
ultron87
Member
(03-20-2012, 06:58 PM)
ultron87's Avatar


Whatever the hell this container is called for life.
Spiffy_1st
Member
(03-20-2012, 06:59 PM)
Spiffy_1st's Avatar
Don't you have these?

Busaiku
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:00 PM)
Busaiku's Avatar
Learn how to use that tube better.
Seriously, I thought all those horror stories I hear on those commercials for that holder thing were just fiction.

Maybe you need one of those holder things.
It comes in chrome and white, I think.
Randdalf
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:00 PM)
Randdalf's Avatar
Because nobody's invented a nozzle that doesn't clog up with dried toothpaste.
TheExodu5
(03-20-2012, 07:01 PM)
TheExodu5's Avatar
Because saving a small percentage of toothpaste does not offset the cost of a better dispensing solution.
Houston3000
(03-20-2012, 07:02 PM)
Houston3000's Avatar
Alucrid
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:02 PM)
Alucrid's Avatar
It's not rocket science to neatly dispense toothpaste from the tube.
bluehat9
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:02 PM)
bluehat9's Avatar
They sell those pieces of plastic that you can slide up the tube to get everything out for like 5 bucks, so if you really need to get that last drop of toothpaste, you could buy one of them.
PoweredBySoy
Banned
(03-20-2012, 07:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Korey

Jesus christ, you ape, what did you do to that poor tube? Do you not have opposable thumbs?

Tubes 4 lyfe.
Like the hat?
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:03 PM)
Like the hat?'s Avatar
4th post gets it
marrec
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:04 PM)
marrec's Avatar

Originally Posted by bluehat9

They sell those pieces of plastic that you can slide up the tube to get everything out for like 5 bucks, so if you really need to get that last drop of toothpaste, you could buy one of them.

Or you could just use the toothpaste tube correctly by rolling it up from the bottom. That picture looks like a two year old tried to use it.
soqquatto
#1 Destiny Fan. I love Bungie. Destiny is the greatest game ever made. Even if the thread I'm posting in isn't about Destiny, I'd really like to talk to you about Destiny. Wow, what a game. I'm blown away.
(03-20-2012, 07:06 PM)
soqquatto's Avatar
tubes must be made up in the cheapest way. complex dispenders are difficult to recycle and use up more materials. the product inside the tube is probably less expensive than the tube itself.

also, left tube in the top image has been clearly squeezed by a monkey and not by a functioning human being.
tokkun
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:08 PM)
tokkun's Avatar
Why are you worried about wasting toothpaste? It's incredibly inexpensive.
GoldenEye 007
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:09 PM)
GoldenEye 007's Avatar
It tells you how to use the tube, btw...

Read the instructions.
Korey
Juniored for the safety and protection of the United States of America. U S A U S A U S A
(03-20-2012, 07:11 PM)
Korey's Avatar

Originally Posted by marrec

Or you could just use the toothpaste tube correctly by rolling it up from the bottom. That picture looks like a two year old tried to use it.

The point is that in 2012, we shouldn't have to roll or squeeze anything. It should just be dispensed in the perfect amount without any additional effort on our part.
Raxus
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:11 PM)
Raxus's Avatar

Originally Posted by tokkun

Why are you worried about wasting toothpaste? It's incredibly inexpensive.

Not to mention it doesn't play a huge role in taking care of your teeth. As long as you brush (and floss) you are removing most of the plaque in your teeth.
-viper-
Banned
(03-20-2012, 07:13 PM)
first world problems.

you should be grateful you can afford toothpaste and a brush to clean your teeth.
sangreal
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:13 PM)
sangreal's Avatar
I used to work for a company that sells tubes. They're incredibly cheap to mass produce.
Stumpokapow
Currently AFK. Please ask another moderator for help or support.
(03-20-2012, 07:13 PM)
Stumpokapow's Avatar
It's 2012--how have we not figured out a cheap and universal technology to spray on kids teeth so that they never need to brush or floss for the rest of their life? Are we really still stuck scrubbing our teeth with pokey bristles and baking soda?
bjaelke
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:14 PM)
bjaelke's Avatar

Originally Posted by marrec

Or you could just use the toothpaste tube correctly by rolling it up from the bottom. That picture looks like a two year old tried to use it.

That's because a two year old did try to use it.

Originally Posted by Korey

The point is that in 2012, we shouldn't have to roll or squeeze anything. It should just be dispensed in the perfect amount without any additional effort on our part.

Get an electronic toothpaste dispenser. They're fairly cheap and work with most brands.
R2D4
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:14 PM)
R2D4's Avatar

Originally Posted by Korey

The point is that in 2012, we shouldn't have to roll or squeeze anything. It should just be dispensed in the perfect amount without any additional effort on our part.

Because squeezing is the simplest solution to a non existent problem.
Gazzawa
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:14 PM)
Gazzawa's Avatar
thats a $3 tube of toothpaste
YOU ROLL THAT SHIT! YOU HEAR ME?
put da club soda on there.....
Alligatorjandro
MONEY UP, BITCH
(03-20-2012, 07:15 PM)
Alligatorjandro's Avatar
Its 2012 why do we even have teeths?
Fatalah
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:15 PM)
Fatalah's Avatar


?
itwasTuesday
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:16 PM)
itwasTuesday's Avatar
Here you go.

Divvy
Canadians burned my passport
(03-20-2012, 07:17 PM)
Divvy's Avatar



Just a concept
TheKaeptain
nuh fi eating seeen
(03-20-2012, 07:17 PM)
TheKaeptain's Avatar
My soon to be four-fucking-years-old knows how to roll the tube from the bottom. Did your parents teach you anything?
Forsete
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:17 PM)
Forsete's Avatar
I'm kinda in the toothpaste industry (we make the machines that fill toothpaste - amongst other things, into tubes or jars).

Tubes are very-very cheap. And you can fill up to 800 tubes per minute in just one machine, and have them packed in the cart at the same time.

Oh, and when in Africa/India/Bangladesh/Pakistan, buy Colgate. Other brands contain nasty shit. Colgate has quality control, if a 3rd party filler does not meet the standard they lose their license to fill for Colgate.
speculawyer
clairvoyancy is no excuse for trollin'
(03-20-2012, 07:18 PM)
speculawyer's Avatar
Because they work just fine. You are the one that doesn't know how to use it well.




A better complaint about them is that they are not recyclable.
carfo
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:18 PM)
carfo's Avatar

Originally Posted by ultron87

This.
WhatRobEats
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:21 PM)
WhatRobEats's Avatar

Originally Posted by PoweredBySoy

Jesus christ, you ape, what did you do to that poor tube? Do you not have opposable thumbs?

Tubes 4 lyfe.

I don't know but I red dit somewhere.
kehs
Banned
(03-20-2012, 07:23 PM)
kehs's Avatar
What the hell? You roll it from the bottom, you don't giving an indian burn.
crazy monkey
holds a masters in liberal arts
(03-20-2012, 07:23 PM)
crazy monkey's Avatar

Originally Posted by itwasTuesday

Here you go.

this. lol
CTE
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:24 PM)
Cut off the end and swish your brush around in there.
GhaleonEB
knows his net worth
(03-20-2012, 07:26 PM)
GhaleonEB's Avatar

Originally Posted by Korey

Someone doesn't know how to squeeze a tube of toothpaste. This is what I just snagged from my cabinet:



No mess, no waste, no effort involved.

Originally Posted by Korey

The point is that in 2012, we shouldn't have to roll or squeeze anything. It should just be dispensed in the perfect amount without any additional effort on our part.

This is a strange standard. The tube works well because it is inexpensive, easy and efficient (minimal waste). To your second sentence, do you apply this standard to other containers from which we dispense things?

Beverages? Cereal boxes? Chip bags? Containers should now automatically dispense the proper portion for us? Why is it that toothpaste is the one container that must dispense itself?

I'm certain there are solutions available for you regarding toothpaste, as I've seen all manner of pre-measured and oddly packaged toothpaste options available. Pretty sure I've seen disposable toothbrushes with just the right amount of toothpaste applied to each at one point, so you never need to measure or rinse your toothbrush. I don't understand why you need such a thing, but there are solutions out there.

Originally Posted by itwasTuesday

Here you go.

Ah, there we go. Technology at its finest. :lol
Stumpokapow
Currently AFK. Please ask another moderator for help or support.
(03-20-2012, 07:26 PM)
Stumpokapow's Avatar

Originally Posted by speculawyer

A better complaint about them is that they are not recyclable.

There's a fair few tooth powder brands that have recyclable packaging--of course your toothbrush itself will not be recyclable (even "recyclable toothbrushes" require throwing out the head / brush part)
Angry Fork
Spelling is Hard
(03-20-2012, 07:26 PM)
Angry Fork's Avatar
I once came up with an invention that would connect a toothpaste dispenser to toothbrushes and then a motor would squeeze the toothpaste onto the toothbrush so you didn't have to do it yourself.

I never made it but if I did it would sell billions. BILLIONS. Do not underestimate the potential laziness of Americans.

edit -

Originally Posted by itwasTuesday

Here you go.

what the fuck >=o

Someone always does it first. Fuck inventions. Not the same as mine but still.
Last edited by Angry Fork; 03-20-2012 at 07:29 PM.
Emitan
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:28 PM)
Emitan's Avatar
This is why I never go to OT. I never wanted to know I go to a forum where people have issues USING TOOTHPASTE.
Messofanego
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:30 PM)
Messofanego's Avatar

Originally Posted by Spiffy_1st

Don't you have these?

I have this! Saw my sister have it in her apartment, got jealous, got my own.
usea
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:34 PM)
usea's Avatar
In general they've found US consumers resistant to change in toothpaste dispenser design. From the tube to the cap. This has relaxed somewhat in the past 10 years or so.
CTE
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:45 PM)
They've had those pump ones since the 80's.
PoweredBySoy
Banned
(03-20-2012, 07:51 PM)

Originally Posted by Billychu

This is why I never go to OT. I never wanted to know I go to a forum where people have issues USING TOOTHPASTE.

We'll be talking about cats soon enough. No worries.
Vandiger
Member
(03-20-2012, 07:57 PM)
Pfft, just get this.

red731
Member
(03-20-2012, 08:02 PM)
red731's Avatar
What is going on in this thread? Oh..

If you are near the end of the tube, just roll it from the back to front and push the remaining paste to the front..

or...OR...just use toothbrush and slide it from back to front - like the pic above, but....with toothbrush.
SnakeswithLasers
If I want to pay a black man $20 to suck him off in a public bathroom, by God and Country, I SHALL.
(03-20-2012, 08:03 PM)
SnakeswithLasers's Avatar
I think the better question is why are you letting your dog chew on your toothpaste?
thefro
Member
(03-20-2012, 08:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Vandiger

Pfft, just get this.

Why do you need to use that when you can just use the flat end of the toothbrush to squeeze out 99% of the leftover toothpaste?

Thread Tools