If you have issues with your teeth and gums, your toothpaste may be part of the problem!
Try our new Tooth Salt for yourself!
try an alternative tooth and gum care product? There are dozens of
cheap toothpaste brands out there; many bearing impressive looking seals
from official looking organizations on the back. Why bother trying to
compete with all that product noise? And why would a soap company start
making oral care products that do not even contain soap?
Soap is in the business of replacing yucky products with yummy ones
(not just soap!). Certified Organic Toothbrush Sanitizer was our very
first oral care product. We reasoned that it's difficult to improve
tooth and gum health when one is constantly re-infecting their mouths
with the very bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease in the
There are over one trillion
bacteria living on your toothbrush right now. Sanitizing your oral care
tools after every use is the first step towards retaking control of your
Letís talk about toothpastes.
The stuff that makes your toothpaste foam is usually SLS; sodium lauryl
sulfate. Translation; shampoo base. Yes, you are probably going to brush
your teeth with shampoo today. SLS is also a lubricating and
emulsifying agent. It helps the paste to stay together and to move
through the filling tubes without forming a lot of air pockets. Indeed,
SLS is in the toothpaste formulation to help the manufacturer to deliver
a more consistent looking product. The foam itself does almost nothing
to help actually get your teeth clean.
SLS is a
primary skin irritant. That it why it is used to irritate skin for
lotion testing. SLS also increases skin permeability over 100 xs. Your
gums are just 4 or five layers thick. This means that gum disease is
almost impossible to get rid of if one is using SLS based toothpastes*
and not sanitizing their toothbrush daily.
So what DO we use to clean our teeth and gums safely and effectively?
ingredients stand the test of time; sodium bicarbonate (baking soda),
sodium chloride (table salt), and essential oils in small quantities.
Sodium Bicarbonate is a simple substance. However, many mass market
baking sodas are contaminated with heavy metals such as cadmium.** Tooth
Salt uses pure sodium bicarbonate. Hold the metals please!
Salt contains real sea salt so that you ARE getting minerals that you
need, without the heavy metals in forms you donít need. Small quantities
of plant based aromatic essential oils are added for freshness, taste
and product enhancement.
onto a wet toothbrush and go. Tooth Salt has a handy squeeze bottle and
twist dispensing cap for ease of use. Brush as normal; Tooth Salt helps
to maintain a healthful oral environment for your teeth and gums to
Healthy Hint: For thousands of
years people have gargled with salt water to aid oral care. Salt water
is said to kill germs, and soothe irritated gum tissues. After brushing
your teeth swish the rinse water around in your mouth as long as you
can. It will give an extra boost to your oral care regimen!
began exploring alternative oral care formulas by interviewing elders
in their 80ís and 90ís about their practices. We found more than one
Vermonter with all (or nearly all) of their teeth in place who used
table salt for dentifrice (toothpaste substitute). One woman told us she
had started the practice during the Depression when they could not
afford the price of commercial tooth care products. ďIt worked so well I
just kept on going!Ē she told us. At 88 she still had a great set of
(her own) teeth.
The thing is, table salt alone
does not whiten teeth and freshen breath. So we went back to our
interviews. The majority of non toothpaste users swore by baking soda.
None of them were aware of the potential for contamination in some types
of baking soda, but all claimed good results. It then became a matter
of blending these two ingredients and testing various percentages of
each to find the sweet spot. Pure peppermint oil is added to enhance the
product and the final result of your (and our) labors.
you for trying Tooth Salt to clean your teeth. It may be different from
anything you have used before. We like using Tooth Salt and the results
we get. We hope that you do too.
All the Best,
Larry Plesent and the Soap Crew
*Dr. Bente Brokstad Herlofson Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine University of Oslo, Norway
Determination of Copper, Iron, Lead, Cadmium, Cobalt and Nickel by
Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Baking Powder and Baking Soda Samples
after Pre-concentration and Separation Journal of Food and Drug
Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2002, Pages 188-194
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