We’ve Been Perfecting the Art of Tooth Soap® Formulations Since 2003.
Back in 1997, Dr. Gerard F. Judd (a professor and cancer and fluoride researcher of 40 years) discovered a natural dental protocol to keep healthy teeth and gums for life. This natural plan available to everyone on the planet started with brushing with SOAP. But Dr. Judd wasn't the first to use or recommend soap for teeth.
Soap has been used for brushing for over 165 years. The toothpaste tube was introduced in the 1890’s and contained soap. But the soap was removed in 1946 and never returned. From Colgate’s website: “Until after 1945, toothpastes contained soap. After that time, soap was replaced by other ingredients to make the paste into a smooth paste or emulsion - such as sodium lauryl sulphate, a common ingredient in present-day toothpaste.”
When we started back in 2003, there were not many options available for brushing teeth outside of the typical paste. Since that time, the market has been flooded with all kinds of products from powders to liquids.
Pure soap is still the best thing to use on teeth and gums and that's why we've spent over 15 years perfecting the art of Tooth Soap® formulations.
We say NO to chemicals like SLS at Tooth Soap®. We are about pure vegetable soap formulations created from organic extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, essential oils, Himalayan crystal salt, 9x roasted bamboo salt, pure coral calcium and other non-toxic ingredients.
Since the beginning our formulas were enhanced with therapeutic, steam-distilled essential oils known for their powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. We've now added Manuka honey from New Zealand to our No 18 (chai formula) because studies show Manuka honey reduces plaque similar to that of chlorhexidine (a disinfectant and antiseptic that is used for skin disinfection before surgery and to sterilize surgical instruments. (1)
One focus of Tooth Soap® is deep cleaning of the teeth and gums because periodontal disease is running rampant and is correlated with life threatening diseases such as cancer, including lung and colorectal cancer. (2).
Oral care is more than just whitening your teeth and preventing cavities. Plaque removal needs to be taken seriously. Just like washing your hands with soap after using the restroom is important to keep from spreading diseases, brushing with soap to clean off food debris, plaque and other contaminants from the teeth and gums is necessary to maintain overall body health.
But there is more to the story spoken of frequently in the mainstream dental world, but not talked about so much to the general public. It’s about the serious problem of abrasion from commercial toothpaste. Dr. Peter E. Dawson, a world-renowned dentist who wrote the book, “Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design” in 2007 stated, “What we have been calling ABFRACTION lesions are really the result of toothpaste abuse”. (3)
If a dental patient has abfraction lesions, they may require gum surgery to replace the lost gum tissue. This means that the oral care product that is supposed to care for teeth is actually harming them long term, potentially causing the need for surgical intervention down the road.
Whenever we brush our teeth, we are either cleaning them gently or we are wearing the enamel down just a bit. If a person brushes three times a day that is a lot of opportunity to wear down enamel. This is why we take abrasion seriously.
Tooth Soap® is NON-Abrasive. We brush our teeth approximately 57,000 times in our life and our teeth over time show the wear. When teeth are tan or brownish, it’s because the lighter enamel has been worn away and the tan colored “dentin” is showing through the thinner, translucent enamel.
Super cleaning teeth and gums and doing it in a non-abrasive way is not the only great thing about Tooth Soap®. The organic, economical concentrated formulas are made the old fashioned way in small 49 pound batches to maintain their integrity. We take oral care very seriously and make sure everyone knows that cleaning teeth and gums meticulously is one part of keeping healthy teeth and gums for life - the other vital part is eating a whole food nutritious diet rich in vitamins and minerals needed to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
We are here to answer any questions you have about natural oral care and guarantee anyone who tries Tooth Soap® will feel a difference after the first brushing!
Founder Tooth Soap®
1 Nayak PA, Nayak UA, Mythili R. Effect of Manuka honey, chlorhexidine gluconate and xylitol on the clinical levels of dental plaque. Contemp Clin Dent. 2010 Oct;1(4):214-7.
2 Michaud DS, Lu J, Peacock-Villada AY, Barber JR, Joshu CE, Prizment AE, Beck JD, Offenbacher S, Platz EA. Periodontal Disease Assessed Using Clinical Dental Measurements and Cancer Risk in the ARIC Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Aug 1;110(8):843-854.10.
3 Abrahamsen TC. The worn dentition--pathognomonic patterns of abrasion and erosion. Int Dent J. 2005;55(4 Suppl 1):268-76.