Soap to Brush Your Teeth? – My Response

bigstock-Brushing-Teeth-I-473756Early yesterday two friends both sent me a link to the same blog post on brushing your teeth with bar soap or commercial tooth soap within a few minutes of each other!

“Karma”?

The blog was written by Dr. W. Gifford-Jones, a medical journalist with a private practice in Toronto in response to a report by Dr. Gerald F. Judd, professor emeritus of chemistry at Purdue University, who recommends using bar soap or commercial tooth soap instead of toothpaste!

According to Dr. Judd, all toothpastes contain glycerin which coats the teeth with a sticky film and prevents the enzyme adenosine diphosphatase (ADP) from providing phosphate to rebuild enamel.  He goes on to state that this oily substance often takes 20 or more rinses to remove.

Dr. Judd, like myself, is also against sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and fluoride so he now has my attention and therefore,  from my perspective, this means that most commercial  toothpastes might be worse to use than nothing at all.

Even better, Dr. Judd states that soap kills bacteria and viruses and removes oils like glycerin thereby allowing for greater remineralization of enamel.

Dr. Gifford –Jones in response to this information states that he is going to put it to the test and will report back in three months with the results.  The good doctor suggests that “all hell” from the dental profession would descend upon him as a result of this information.

He states in his post that he admires people who have the fortitude to question well-established theories that may be wrong; I second that opinion, would like to thank him for publishing this information and look forward to hearing his results in three months time!

What do you think?

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Until next time,

Kathleen

7 thoughts on “Soap to Brush Your Teeth? – My Response

  1. While on a search for a solution to my terribly sensitive teeth, I found Dr. Judd’s research back in 2004. Being a soapmaker, I tried my personal soap and found it to clean my teeth better than any toothpaste ever had. My sensitivity stopped within a week and I’ve been using our Tooth Chips – Soap for Teeth ever since. My dental checkups are wonderful and my mouth continues to feel healthy and vibrant. We’ve sold our SLS, Fluoride Free ‘Tooth Chips’ all over the world and have received thousands of testimonials from satisfied customers. Some with major dental issues have seen remarkable results which is the reason we began producing this product for consumers. Our goal has always been to see healing and natural wholeness come to families that are willing to try something safe, effective and out of the main stream.

  2. I too was sent this article and immediately looked for a natural soap to use as I think commercial soap has glycerin (most natural soaps also) and chemicals. I found a non-glycerin one and noticed an improvement in my teeth immediately. This looked good until I talked to a herbalist and soap maker who told me any soap has the wrong PH balance for the mouth tissues…bummer!!! She gave me a recipe for coconut oil with sea salt but I didn’t feel this cleaned very well. Next step was to go to Nature’s Emporium where hidden amongst all the natural but glycerin containing toothpastes was one from Australia that I have just started using.

  3. Natures Emporium also sells tooth soap but it is $18 for a very small container. They also sell 2 types of tooth powders without glycerin. If you discover anything that works let me know.

  4. Hi Jim, My apologies for being unable to respond to your comments until now.

    Are you using a tooth soap or paste from Australia?

    I now carry 4oz containers of Tooth Chips (tooth soap) for $14.95 and 2 oz Eco-Dent Toothpowders: DailyCare (Baking Soda and Sea Salt) for 6.49 and ExtraBrite (same as dailycare plus peroxide for whitening) for 7.89. I have been using the ExtraBrite for a couple of months (bought at Nature’s Emporium) and I love it. I will be trying the tooth chips along with some of my clients who agreed to be test samples and will post our results.

    Kathleen

  5. Hi Monica, Many thanks for responding to my blog post about tooth soap. I have my first clients beginning to try your product, “Tooth Chips” and I will be reporting back on the results after their next appointments.

    In Health, Kathleen

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