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Please contribute your comments on tooth soap and help me decide which way to go

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 04, 2011 at 6:38 PM

I tried making toothpaste from baking soda and peroxide. Don't like it. I have been using plain old pure soap made from shea butter. I do oil pulling some times with coconut oil, but this is horrid though it produces a nice outcome. I will try plain baking soda for a bit and evaluate the outcome, however...

My inclination is to buy some tooth soap with mint. Plain old bar. Before I do, I just want to make sure there is not some negative to using soap.

My only problem with toothpaste is it foams too much, makes me gag, and I'd rather drop the glycerin. (no SLS or flouride)

Any suggestions? Whatever I order, I have to pay for shipping from the UK, since I won't get it in Italy. No point in wasting money. Also, if there is any relevance, I'd be interested in oral hygiene that takes into consideration keto-breath

thanks

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on January 11, 2012
at 09:35 AM

Just reading through the answers again. I have settled on coconut oil with xylitol and peppermint a tad bit of baking soda. However now seeing the EVO. Maybe that would be a good option for keeping the mixture soft as opposed to too hard.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 04, 2012
at 12:14 PM

-1 seconded....

Db4ad76f6f307a6f577e175710049172

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on January 04, 2012
at 10:17 AM

Tones your lower face because you're swishing for 30 min, tires out my jaws/cheeks.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on December 28, 2011
at 01:00 AM

Don't know but as far as tooth brushes I'm one month into using sonicare vibrating one. It is truly kick ass. My teeth are whither already, and it's a great gum massage.

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on December 27, 2011
at 11:31 PM

I love ecodent <3

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(2301)

on December 27, 2011
at 11:30 PM

Commercial toothpaste is full of garbage and fluoride :/

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 14, 2011
at 03:31 AM

Glycerin in toothsoap? No, she's totally against glycerin, she says it creates an artificial coating on the teeth, preventing them from healing. I don't have a package on hand right now, but I feel 99.99% sure there is no glycerin.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on June 13, 2011
at 11:04 PM

That is exactly what I have been doing. I put xylitol in it for my daughter. She loves it. I hate it. I think oil pulling is the most effective, but unfortunately I hate that as well. I am thinking about ordering tooth soap, though I am concerned about glycerin. I also use some shea soap I made a while back, but you know there is glycerin in there ????

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

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on May 29, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Ecodent is really good. I very small cavity started to heal with it. I've since switched to xyliwhite and it's stopped. :(

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on May 06, 2011
at 05:37 PM

Well, if my supplier wasn't out of coconut oil, I'd have tried this already. 3 days with baking soda and my teeth feel really clean and no complaints from my finicky daughter about my breath!!! I will try your toothpaste Todd, with a bit of mint oil for good measure.

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on May 06, 2011
at 12:33 AM

If I kept it in a jar with a lid, I am sure it would not dry out.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

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on May 06, 2011
at 12:32 AM

I make up a batch in a small bowl (a Chinese green tea cup, I think); enough to last two or three weeks (with two or three brushings a day). I start with about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of Baking Soda and add CO to get it nice and moist. If I keep it much longer, it will dry out a bit; so I put some on a toothbrush and put it under a slow running cold water tap to get it moister (I could just add another few drops of CO, too)

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on May 05, 2011
at 08:45 AM

lunabelle, it tones up the lower face? Did you actually notice that yourself? I really like oil pulling and believe it has some very nealthy asepcts to it, but can't stand the gag reaction I get from the taste. If I thought I'd get esthetic results (beyond whiter teeth), I might be a little more resistant to the gagging.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on May 05, 2011
at 08:41 AM

Are you making a little batch of this that is ready to use or mixing the two each time? I am also thinking about my 5 yr old daughter here. I want to keep it simple for her.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on May 05, 2011
at 08:40 AM

Doesn't sound good. Where those shreds intended for teeth? I don't get that with the shea butter soap, but that is soap I made myself, when I was experimenting last year.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on May 05, 2011
at 08:39 AM

I like the idea of the coconut oil. Makes an actual paste right? I also fear that baking soda alone might be too abrasive. Good idea Todd.

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

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on May 05, 2011
at 06:21 AM

It's whitens teeth and tones the lower face, as well. Can do wonders for double chin, jowls, or turkey neck. Not to mention it supposedly draws toxins and impurities out of the system.

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on May 05, 2011
at 04:00 AM

I do something similar, but its 2 parts baking soda (aluminum free) to one part coconut oil. No complaints.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

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on May 05, 2011
at 03:47 AM

I think it means it swish around in your mouth an oil - extra virgin organic (EVO) Coconut Oil, for example. You do it for 15 to 20 minutes; so it really does clean the mouth. DO NOT SWALLOW THE OIL WHEN YOU ARE DONE!

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on May 04, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I make my own tooth powder and have been using it twice daily for the last nine months: one part sea salt to three parts baking soda. Mix and keep in container. Moisten brush, dip in to powder and brush away.

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1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

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on May 05, 2011
at 02:19 AM

I make a mixture with EVO Coconut Oil and Baking Soda. It has a very slight Coconut Oil taste and a neutral texture. You can make it as dry or wet as you want by adding more or less CO.

BTW - it does NOT foam.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on May 05, 2011
at 08:41 AM

Are you making a little batch of this that is ready to use or mixing the two each time? I am also thinking about my 5 yr old daughter here. I want to keep it simple for her.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on May 06, 2011
at 12:32 AM

I make up a batch in a small bowl (a Chinese green tea cup, I think); enough to last two or three weeks (with two or three brushings a day). I start with about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of Baking Soda and add CO to get it nice and moist. If I keep it much longer, it will dry out a bit; so I put some on a toothbrush and put it under a slow running cold water tap to get it moister (I could just add another few drops of CO, too)

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on May 06, 2011
at 12:33 AM

If I kept it in a jar with a lid, I am sure it would not dry out.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on January 11, 2012
at 09:35 AM

Just reading through the answers again. I have settled on coconut oil with xylitol and peppermint a tad bit of baking soda. However now seeing the EVO. Maybe that would be a good option for keeping the mixture soft as opposed to too hard.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on May 05, 2011
at 12:27 AM

I'm a fan of ecodent tooth powder, flossing, and occasional oil pulling. I've noticed much less need for it since dropping most added sugars out of my diet.

I almost always look like I'm ready to Bite!

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on May 29, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Ecodent is really good. I very small cavity started to heal with it. I've since switched to xyliwhite and it's stopped. :(

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(2301)

on December 27, 2011
at 11:31 PM

I love ecodent <3

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on May 29, 2011
at 09:21 PM

I like toothsoap, and her little book is very informative ...It's too expensive for our budget usually, so I generally use coconut oil mixed w/baking soda...you could try mixing in a few drops of peppermint essential oil(only very high quality, like Young Living Oils).

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 14, 2011
at 03:31 AM

Glycerin in toothsoap? No, she's totally against glycerin, she says it creates an artificial coating on the teeth, preventing them from healing. I don't have a package on hand right now, but I feel 99.99% sure there is no glycerin.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on June 13, 2011
at 11:04 PM

That is exactly what I have been doing. I put xylitol in it for my daughter. She loves it. I hate it. I think oil pulling is the most effective, but unfortunately I hate that as well. I am thinking about ordering tooth soap, though I am concerned about glycerin. I also use some shea soap I made a while back, but you know there is glycerin in there ????

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on May 04, 2011
at 10:37 PM

i tried the tooth soap shreds. it foamed more than toothpaste and also caused burning that restarted every time i drank something for the next several hours, despite rinsing well. same experience with dr bronner's peppermint soap. i stick with ecodent toothpowder and oil pulling.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on May 05, 2011
at 08:40 AM

Doesn't sound good. Where those shreds intended for teeth? I don't get that with the shea butter soap, but that is soap I made myself, when I was experimenting last year.

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on January 10, 2014
at 04:54 PM

We are a new company that set out to make the best tasting tooth soap. And we did just that! No SLS, fluoride, glycerin. Contains olive and coconut oil soap and peppermint oil. Also comes with a tooth polish made with calcium carbonate, xylitol, bromelain (pineapple enzyme for whitening), stevia, peppermint oil and vanilla. They are combined on the toothbrush before use. It is simply the best tooth soap available. Super minty and tastes great. www.superhumantoothsoap.com

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on January 04, 2012
at 11:34 AM

1 drop of Dr. Bronner's soap on a toothbrush has been my fave diy toothpaste so far.

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on January 04, 2012
at 10:07 AM

I use a bar of pure 100% olive oil soap - no glycerin. I would think you could find that in Italy?! I wrote a article about what I am doing with a few months of photo results - you should check it out here. I absolutely love it!

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on December 27, 2011
at 09:43 PM

im using a commercial all natural (whatever that means) tooth paste called TOMS of MAINE. you may wish to google this tooth paste to decide if it will fit your needs. to me is still has a lot of unnecessary ingredients. any way its sold at walmart so im sure other friend could mail you some. hope you can come home to the USof A soon. I see it contains Zinc cittrate and thats a big NO NO for mens prostate health. go to www.tomsofmaine.com

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on May 29, 2011
at 06:34 PM

My experiments so far:

Baking soda plain. Works and I usually use it once a day.

Baking soda + coconut oil + cinnamon. It worked and it makes a paste but I didn't like the dirty looking toothbrush and the thought of dipping that toothbrush into the mixture again kinda grossed me out. Verdict: Too gross.

Clean wet toothbrush with a few drops of Dr Bronners peppermint castile soap (concentrated liquid that has been diluted) This works very well on a number of levels. It foams but not too much and your mouth feels minty afterwords. No extra products to buy. Very convenient. This is the one I use most often.

On oil pulling: I too get a little gaggy with just oil. Too build up my tolerance I just melted the oil in some warm water and used that to swish with. I feel like I got almost the same amount of oil in there but not as thick as 100% oil. It made a lot with the water in there, so I also got to spit a couple of times, which made the experience a lot better.

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65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

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on May 05, 2011
at 03:07 AM

What is oil pulling?

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on May 05, 2011
at 08:45 AM

lunabelle, it tones up the lower face? Did you actually notice that yourself? I really like oil pulling and believe it has some very nealthy asepcts to it, but can't stand the gag reaction I get from the taste. If I thought I'd get esthetic results (beyond whiter teeth), I might be a little more resistant to the gagging.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on May 05, 2011
at 03:47 AM

I think it means it swish around in your mouth an oil - extra virgin organic (EVO) Coconut Oil, for example. You do it for 15 to 20 minutes; so it really does clean the mouth. DO NOT SWALLOW THE OIL WHEN YOU ARE DONE!

9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

(3325)

on May 05, 2011
at 06:21 AM

It's whitens teeth and tones the lower face, as well. Can do wonders for double chin, jowls, or turkey neck. Not to mention it supposedly draws toxins and impurities out of the system.

Db4ad76f6f307a6f577e175710049172

(2297)

on January 04, 2012
at 10:17 AM

Tones your lower face because you're swishing for 30 min, tires out my jaws/cheeks.

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8f4ff12a53a98f3b5814cfe242de0daa

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on May 05, 2011
at 06:15 AM

I would suggest Crest, Colgate, Sensodyne, or Aquafresh. Sensodyne does not foam terribly much, and using to much leads to most foam issues anyway.

The above work well to prevent tooth problems. I could see skipping cleaning if you really feel your diet makes it unnecessary (though I'd guess modern lifespan changes that equation....), but just trying to put together odd cleaning methods is just re-enactment type efforts.

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on December 27, 2011
at 11:30 PM

Commercial toothpaste is full of garbage and fluoride :/

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on January 04, 2012
at 12:14 PM

-1 seconded....

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