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When it comes to packing, I've gotten my routine down to such a perfect science that can I can pack for a two-week international trip in 15 minutes or less and not forget anything I need. That is except my toothbrush. That I accidentally leave behind pretty much every single time I travel -- until this week when I brought three with me thanks to a little planning from past me.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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There are many brands of kids' “vitamin gummies” on the market. They are promoted as deliciously flavoured and a great way for growing bodies (and fussy eaters) to get the nutrients they need. In our opinion, these products are unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative. Their high sugar content may appeal to young children, but they’re not a good introduction to a healthy diet.

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Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed is a treatment that promises to permanently whiten your teeth. It's not cheap and before you decide to fork out several hundred bucks for the treatment, you'd obviously want to know it works. Lifehacker's Spandas Lui and Gizmodo's Rae Johnston tested it out in the wild and lived to tell the tale. Here are the results.

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The majority of drinking water in Australia already has fluoride added in, which has significantly improved the dental health of the populace. Fluoride is particularly important for teeth development in children since it helps fend off cavities and tooth decay. That's why fluoride treatments are often offered to kids with a number of cavities or are at high risk of developing cavities. But adults can benefit from fluoride treatments as well.

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The perfect dab of toothpaste you see on your toothpaste box and all those advertisements is misleading. It's a lot more than adults need and far too much for children. Really, a pea-size amount is all you should use to get the job done (and squeeze more uses out of a tube.)

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Fever is one of the oft-cited symptoms of teething -- not always by doctors, more often by parents sharing advice. But a new analysis of the actual symptoms of teething shows that fever probably isn't one of them. In other words: If your kid is teething and has a fever, chances are they're also sick.

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Scrubbing back-and-forth or in circles probably aren't the best ways to brush -- but those are the most popular methods taught to kids and endorsed by toothpaste companies. Dentists, on the other hand, tend to prefer something called the Modified Bass technique.

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Most people wait until their toothbrush has become a bristle-askew embarrassment before they even think of replacing it with a new one. It's just not something you usually think about when doing the weekly groceries. But what if you could get toothbrushes delivered directly to your door right on schedule? This is the concept behind ToothbrushDirect; an Aussie startup that will keep your bristles new and shiny for $3.95 per delivery.