Thursday, March 8, 2018

Brushing Your Teeth With Soap?

Yuck! I'm sure majority of us have had our mouths rinsed out with soap as a kid for saying a bad word. Well, regular bar soap has been shown to work better than toothpaste.

Dr. Gerard F. Judd, Ph.D., Chemistry and Fluoride Researcher of Arizona is the man behind the tooth soap movement. He wrote a book called the "Good Teeth, Birth To Death". This book gives tips on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy well into your elderly years.

The main reasons Dr. Judd believes you should brush with bar soap is because toothpaste contains high amounts of glycerin which deposits a layer on the tooth that covers the plaque and prevents is from being brushed where bar soap actively kills bacteria and plaque, thus preventing the onset of gingivitis and tooth decay.

Yes, soap is does not a pleasant taste but after 3-4 brushes you will get used to the flavor. The recommended soap is detergent-free and contains a high amount of olive oil.  You can also mix essential oils like peppermint or spearmint to help improve the flavor.

After brushing your teeth and tongue rinse well. You should feel like your teeth are cleaner and for a much longer period of time.

What do you think about brushing with bar soap? Would you try it?

Article found here!

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