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« on: January 18, 2011 05:32:11 PM »

http://toothsoap.com/shop-tooth-soap-plain-jane
This is apparently the best thing to brush your teeth with but it's really expensive. Seems like it's just a liquid soap, not very complicated. Certainly not $24 a bottle complicated! The trick to it working is that it can't have glycerin in it, that coats the teeth and that's not a good thing.

Anyhoo, any ideas on how to make it myself? Thanks for any tips!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011 06:52:46 PM »

How bizarre! Yeah, glycerin is naturally created during the soap making process, I'm not sure how a home soap maker would go about removing it. I've seen lots of recipes for natural tooth washing  powder...
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011 06:58:55 PM »

Me too, I've made some with baking soda and arrowroot powder but this is supposed to be the best, gets your teeth squeeky clean. They put glycerin in every natural tooth paste I've ever seen too but from what I've read your teeth can't remineralize with anything on the surface of the teeth and glycerin is particularly sticky when it comes to enamel. Apparently it would take about 40 rinses to get it all off. I know that glycerin is extracted to use in other things and sometimes cheap soap doesn't have any in it but how can you do that yourself? Or even tell with soap you buy? Drr...
Funny, a friend and I were talking today and she said her friend hasn't used anything but water in over 30 years and the dentist is always super impressed with how healthy her gums are. No cavities either of course. Maybe I should just brush with nothing!
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011 05:37:50 AM »

Just in case anyone here is interested in trying toothsoap it turns out that this stuff is almost the same thing as Dr Bronner's liquid castile soap. The only difference is price, $20/2oz of toothsoap vs $18/32oz Dr Bronners! I know which one I'll be using... same stuff I've got in the cupboard and already use to wash our hands, bodies, clean the house etc with. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011 10:22:50 PM »

Funny, a friend and I were talking today and she said her friend hasn't used anything but water in over 30 years and the dentist is always super impressed with how healthy her gums are. No cavities either of course. Maybe I should just brush with nothing!

I've heard from my dentist (and also, recently, a dentist on the radio) that toothpaste is just not necessary for healthy teeth and gums (why is spellcheck telling me that "gums" is spelled incorrectly?  Bizarre.)  They say that it's good for the minty fresh taste/feeling, but the real goal in brushing your teeth is removing the plaque that's sitting there, which a brush and water are perfectly capable of achieving. 
I'm sure that's true, but I'm sticking with my Crest!
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011 05:53:44 AM »

Ever notice that crest tasted like rootbeer (or vice versa)? Have I ruined them both for you now? Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011 08:10:10 AM »

lol  Cheesy
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