When I was in the 3rd or 4th grade, we had this big tooth week, or some other such dental festival. All of us kids got new toothbrushes and Crest toothpaste, and these keen little red tablets. The red tablets were a dye, and you were supposed to chew them up after you had brushed your teeth. The red dye would stick to the plaque that you had missed while brushing, giving you a good idea of where you needed to pay more attention with your toothbrushing.

I am currently taking Pyridium for a urinary tract infection, and it turns my urine to a pretty orange-y easter egg dye sort of color. I went to the bathroom here at work, and after I flushed... there was a broad sunshine yellow band of color around the top of the waterline in the toilet bowl. I flushed again. It stayed.

I now equate my urine to those red tablets. Instead of blotchy red spots, though, I have created a tie dyed sunshine toilet. I wonder what the cleaning lady will think - now I know she hasn't been scrubbing off the toilet plaque.

If this keeps up, the toilet will end up with gingivitis.

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