Brushing Your Teeth With... Bar Soap. Yep, Soap!

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    Oh my gosh ! I read about doing this, and had to look it up and see if it was ever done, and sure enough ...... It is dentist recommended .
    Now, I remember (and maybe some of you remember, as well) having my mouth washed out with soap for saying bad words, or at least something my mom thought I should not have said.
    It tasted AWFUL ! !
    However, after reading that soap in my mouth might actually be better than using toothpaste, I gave the idea another spin around in my mind.
    Possibly, if one was only brushing their teeth, and not having the soap slathered on one's tongue, it would not be as horrible in the mouth ?
    I might give it a try and see how it goes, just out of curiosity. Here's some info about the idea, in case you are interested.

    http://www.healingteethnaturally.com/brushing-teeth-with-tooth-soap.html
     
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    I'll wait for you to report back.
     
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    Ooo no !
    Just the thought of it makes me want to spit :eek: I can taste it now :eek:
     
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    No soap, Yvonne!
     
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    I don't think I would do that. We buy toothpaste by the dozen and there is no reason to save on toothpaste.

    But let me segue a bit. For my hair, I use laundry bar soap at night. In the morning, I always use shampoo because the scent is important since I am going to work. But at night, the laundry bar soap has a particular brand (Perla) as advised by the boss of my husband. It gives nutrients to the scalp which helps in preventing baldness or may it slows down the onset of baldness. I think it is good because I had thinning hair some years ago and it seemed that my falling hair was somewhat arrested by that laundry bar soap.
     
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    If I'd have to guess, @Corie Henson , I'd think it would be more about the fluoride issue than saving money.

    As for me, never got my mouth washed out with soap and really don't care to start now. :)
     
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    Being a naturally curious person, I had to try the tooth-brushing with bar soap idea, just to see if it was as awful as having my mouth washed out with soap was, back when I was a kid and moms did that kind of thing to teach us not to say bad words. (It worked .... I still don't say bad words !)
    I was very careful to only use a small amount on the toothbrush, and to just brush my teeth and not get the soap on my tongue.
    It actually didn't taste much at all.
    I was surprised. Of course, it didn't have all of that nice minty flavor that we have with toothpaste; but on the plus side, no fluoride or glycerin adhered to my teeth.
    So, overall.......not as bad as we imagined !
     
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    I suppose it would depend on the kind of soap, too... the smell of Irish Spring is wonderful, so I'd probably choose that... some are milder than others. Ivory might be a good choice since it's so "pure"... at least according to them. And then there are things like Lava soap... hmmmm. Well, I'll stick to toothpaste. I don't mind fluoride. You were a real sport for giving it a try, @Yvonne Smith !
     
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    No comment from me....you know both my children are dentists and they are both married to dentists and my daughter's father in law is an oral surgeon and both his wives were dental hygienists, so all I'll say is that flossing is even more important than brushing, plus have your teeth cleaned to remove plaque. Gum disease causes other problems in your body besides in just your mouth.

    My daughter never recommended any toothpaste over another except sensodyne for me because I have sensitive teeth.

    As for fluoride, it's important in children to prevent tooth decay. There's been a lot less cavities in children since it was put in water. Not good business for dentists but contrary to popular belief, they really do want what's best. Fluoride is not to their benefit.
     
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    Yeah, I generally take what I call the "quack reports" and let them go right out of my other ear. Something is bad, then it's good, then it's bad again. What have we seen in our lifetime? Eggs, liver, coffee, chocolate... and much more that isn't food. I'm a "never believe the things you hear" person.

    But anyhow, to pull back to topic, I think the hype about fluoride is probably like the other "scares" but even if not, I won't be trading my Crest Pro-Health Advanced for Irish Spring. Nor would I use Close-Up as a body wash. Or shampoo. :)
     
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    I must be getting senile. I read the article, and decided to try it. I did as @Yvonne Smith suggested, I kept the soap off my tongue, and rinsed my mouth extra well, which left little after taste, and cup of coffee took care of that.

    When I was young, my parents didn't teach us about or the importance of cleaning your teeth. When I was about eight, one of my foster parents taught me to used baking soda, and once a week vinegar. Both my parents lost their teeth by the age of 40. At 64 I still have all my teeth.

    I've tried toothpaste, and for some reason it makes my gums and teeth sore. For about three years, I've been useing a perscription toothpaste call Colgate PreviDent 5000 ppm, but it is fairly expensive.

    So if the soap works, and the soreness doesn't return I'll be saving some money. :p:D
     
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    I've never known anyone to wash their hair as much as you do Corie and you have a great head of hair ! :)
     
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    I only wash my hair every 2 days and it's still on the dry side.

    @Ina I. Wonder , have you tried sensodyne?
     
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    @Chrissy Page - have you tried Argon oil ? I'm going to get some next week...........
     
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    No, what does it do?
     
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    Brushing teeth with soap would be one way to bring back some childhood memories.:D
     
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    @Chrissy Page - I'll let you know when I've tried it :p
    Its popular, supposed to bring shine to dry hair, you smooth onto hair when dry - watch this space .................
     
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    @Chrissy Page , I never had a problem until I went to a dentist for the first time four years ago. After that is when I tried sensodyne, but it didn't help. That's when I chose a different dentist, and she gave me the prescription. The new dentist said I had more than likely picked up an infection from poorly cleaned dental tools.

    @Patsy Faye , I have always had long hair, and it is dry. When my boys were young, the rivers, lakes, and beaches were the best and cheapest way to entertain them, but it would turn my hair into straw. My grandmother had the same kind of hair, and she tipped me off to putting mayonnaise on my hair and heating it with hot towels or a hair dryer. But you really have to shampoo your hair extra well to get all the mayonnaise out. Nowadays I use clarified coconut oil, although I don't think it works any better, it sure does smell better.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith , I never feel glycerin adhering to my teeth, it's water soluble and rinses easily. You don't need to use a ton of toothpaste on your toothbrush either. A little is enough. The toothbrush does most of the work and flossing.

    I hate flossing because I have tight teeth, no space. Not fun or easy but necessary.
     
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    @Ina I. Wonder , I guess that's possible but the infection should be long gone by now. I do know that other toothpastes irritate me but sensodyne doesn't.
     
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    I did not know about soap for brushing your teeth...it's interesting, but not for me. After seeing some commercials on television about ProNamel I bought some on sale locally on sale for a 4 oz. is 4.89 so it's not so bad. As I got older I learned about good teeth care. I need some implants and if you're lucky you can get it free at cosmeticdentistrygrants.org. ( http://www.cosmeticdentistrygrants.org/CosmeticDentistryGrants/ ). We still can't get the grants locally in Hawaii even if I introduced it to HDS and some dentists. That's life I guess
     
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    Soap tastes so horrible though, I don't know how you could ever get the taste out of your mouth! I mean I could go along with the baking soda thing, but I think I am going to draw the line at brushing my teeth with soap, no matter how good it might be for your teeth. Just the idea of it seems really distasteful. I think I am going to stick with toothpaste.:)
     
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    Implants are expensive and it's pretty major surgery. I think they're about $5,000 an implant.

    When my son in law decided to start doing implants at his dental practice he had to take the course. I remember when he was at the clinical phase he would fly to the Dominic Republic and do implants on the people there for free. They must have a program or something.
    It's like going to a Dental school to get cheaper dental work done. They have to do a certain number of procedures
    Before they can graduate. It's cheaper and you'd think because it's students just learning that it might not be
    As good work but it's almost better because a professor checks every step. It takes a little longer but the savings are big.

    You have to be a good candidate for an implant, they can fail if the bone isn't strong enough.
     
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    I'm pretty sure if my kids believed the hype about fluoride they would not allow their children to use toothpaste with it.

    In fact if I remember right they probably even got a fluoride treatment on their baby teeth. I think it's a common procedure done now by dentists.
     
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    :oops:Yeah dental implants are very expensive here too. I've searched for inexpensive dental implants locally...no such luck. What your son in law does there's no such thing here yet, but we have student hair cutting. I hope that dental implants become insured too...so far no luck and you pay out of pocket for it all on your own. Dental implants and other so called cosmetic medical procedures is labeled as cosmetic, so it's not insured...too bad for it's really needed...well we can but hope and plug away at the Congressional level to get it all insured. o_O
     
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