Brushing teeth with bar soap, tastes bad but works well...
Submitted by Shannon
I read online that if you can bear the bad flavor, brushing your teeth with a regular unscented bar soap can kill all germs and remove all plaque and tartar that ordinary tooth paste cannot remove.
It is also supposed to help your teeth to remineralize because they have no residue on them, supposedly tooth paste has tons of glycerin in it ,which sticks to your teeth even if you rinse vigorously after you brush.
Also tooth paste contains fluoride which is supposedly toxic if used in large quantities.
I've tried it for two weeks now (bar soap) ,and I must day my gums are so much healthier looking and my teeth are cleaner and whiter (like 3 shades already).
I went to the dentist two days ago for my yearly cleaning, and I had no plaque! He was impressed at how clean my teeth were.
I have even gotten to where I do not really taste the soap, I think it is because I chose to use DOVE bar soap ...
I just wet my brush and rub it on the soap a few times and brush I try to avoid getting the soap on my tongue, so i do not taste it.
My sister and my sister's husband are also doing this now, and they agree it works really well.
I recommend to anyone who is not closed minded and is willing to research the matter before they pass judgment.
If you go on yahoo type "soap as tooth paste" and you will see all the many articles that come up, so you can decide if this is for you, yourself.
If you like the idea but cannot stand the bad taste, there are flavored tooth soaps available online in flavors like spearmint and cinnamon, They are about 20 bucks but supposedly last an entire year for most people.
I also read that if you take lots of vitamin c and calcium that is also supposed to help your teeth and gums.To stay healthy.