Friday, March 22, 2013

Zapi Keeps Our Toothbrushes Germ Free (Giveaway)

Hi-Ya Zapi toothbrush sanitizer Last month was National Children's Dental Health Month. Similar to other parents, I like to keep on top of my kids' oral health. We go to the dentist two times a year. Yes, even the baby has been to see the dentist despite the fact that he only has six teeth. Although there aren't too many types of products out there to keep teeth healthy (thank goodness for simplicity), there are some that are worth featuring. I discovered Violight during my research for dental products.

We received the Hi-Ya Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizer from Violight to review on this blog. (Or in our case, with the under the sea bathroom theme, a scuba diver toothbrush sanitizer.) Although it's not something you use directly to keep teeth healthy, I like to think of it as a supporting product. It keeps toothbrushes clean so the toothbrush can do it's job of keeping your teeth clean. You might think it's a little excessive, and that may be the case, or that I'm a germophobe. However, given my background in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, I'd like to cover my bases. 

Basically, the Zapi uses UV light to sanitize a toothbrush. The specific wavelength that it uses wipes out organisms like Streptococcus, Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, and even the H1N1 virus (flu virus). Given that parents remind their kids to wash their hands before eating or provide them with clean utensils to eat with, all in an effort to ensure that what they put in their mouth is safe, why not use a sanitized toothbrush? Plus, this neat little gadget is just plain cool. It looks cool and Big B was very excited to try it out.

UV light in Hi-Ya Zapi toothbrush sanitizer

Favorite features

  • Accommodates a variety of toothbrush sizes and diameters
  • Keeps our toothbrush clean by eliminating 99.9% of bacteria found on toothbrushes
  • Automatic shut-off

toothbrush in Hi-Ya Zapi sanitizer

The price point of $34.95 is a little steep. I suppose it's not a bad price to pay for peace of mind when it comes to ensuring that what you put in your mouth and use to clean your teeth and gums is sanitized. Whether you are a germophobe or not, it's worth looking into Zapi and the benefits of sanitizing your toothbrush. 

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Giveaway Time 

One Just Another Hat reader will win a Zapi of choice from Violight. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Giveaway is open until April 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST. Facebook is not associated with this giveaway. For complete rules on giveaways hosted on this blog, visit Giveaway Rules & Policy

Good luck!