natural (and plastic-free) toothbrushing soap
Tooth Suds Toothbrushing Soap helps remineralize tooth enamel by promoting an alkaline PH in your mouth. It foams like traditional toothpaste, but without synthetic agents or lab-made chemicals.
K. Hart (verified customer)
But, don’t use just any soap, or you’ll have a bad-tasting mouth all day long. Tooth Suds has a very light flavor that many prefer to traditional toothpaste, and no, it doesn’t taste like soap.
The short answer is yes! When you use a bar of soap (or Tooth Suds) the oil attracting end of the soap molecule picks up the grease and oils on your skin. When you rinse, the water-attracting end of the soap molecule follows the water, rinsing the soap and any impurities down the drain when you wash it off (or spit it out).
After washing or brushing your teeth, any bacterium that was present on either the soap or your hands/teeth is washed down the drain.
Yes, you can! But be wary about which soap you choose as not all soaps are kind to your taste buds:
Promoting remineralization with an alkaline PH: In an acidic environment, teeth begin to demineralize, which puts them at risk for cavities. In a more alkaline environment (like that of Tooth Suds), teeth can become stronger and remineralize!
Naturally clean teeth with no added sweeteners, no added glycerin: A clean mouth is a key to good oral hygiene. Soap is a great cleaner, and Tooth Suds is formulated to clean teeth without tasting like soap. With no added glycerine or sweeteners there’s no residue left after you finish brushing. And, our charcoal bar also helps reduce staining from our beloved sips of coffee and tea.
No more goopy toothpaste tubes, messy powders, or fiddly shreds: Since it’s a solid bar, you don’t need a plastic container to hold it, it travels well, doesn’t spill like tooth powders or shreds, and (while it’s a fun childhood memory for some) you can’t squeeze it all over the bathroom sink.
Want to read some more? wrote up an article that has a bit of history and more information about brushing with tooth soap. You can read it here.
We wouldn’t recommend sharing with a house guest, but sharing with anyone you kiss should be perfectly sanitary. Simply wash the bar with water first. This allows you to rinse off any germs or dirt that may be on the bar prior to use. The same goes for any bar of soap, simply rinse, then enjoy!
If you or your Tooth Suds partner have a highly contagious disease or your doctor has recommended not to share any hygiene products, do not share.
Want to know more about why tooth soap isn’t dirty? Here’s an article that explains it all.
No, there is no lye in our soap. However, all true soap is made through the saponification of oils with lye—either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. Once saponified none of the lye remains, and the oils are turned into soap. You can read more how soap is made, cured, and cared for in these articles:
Alō products are made in a private kitchen, with clean and sterile equipment and quality ingredients. In fact, many of the ingredients are food grade…but please don’t eat your soap or body butter!
Like traditional toothpaste, kids can use Tooth Suds too. You’ll still want to supervise them (kids do the darndest things after all).
Yes, this is a bar of soap, formulated for washing your mouth and teeth. It’s a very gentle formula that makes a wonderful facial bar too.
Oh, and did we mention that it’s a great travel companion? No TSA liquid limits, nothing to spill, and nothing to goop out of tube an onto your clothing!
Next to “what does it taste like” this is probably the 2nd most popular question we answer about Tooth Suds. No, Tooth Suds does not contain fluoride, but that’s OK! If you need fluoride and yet want to be natural and zero waste with your oral care, Tooth Suds will still work for you – you don’t have to get fluoride from your toothpaste! Many people do not need fluoridated toothpaste (fluoride is common in our daily diets).
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water, and has been proven effective in fighting tooth decay and development of cavities. It is a base mineral on the periodic chart, F for fluorine, NaF is sodium fluoride; this is what helps our teeth, is added to our water, etc.
Throughout the day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth’s enamel layer through demineralization and remineralization. Minerals are lost through demineralization when acids formed from sugars and plaque bacteria in the mouth attack the enamel. Minerals such as calcium, phosphate, and fluoride are redeposited (remineralization) to the enamel layer from the foods and water consumed. If you have more demineralization than remineralization, it can cause tooth decay.
Fluoride helps make teeth more resistant to acid attacks from sugars and plaque bacteria in the mouth which prevents tooth decay and it also reverses early decay. You may be getting enough naturally and may not need it in your toothpaste.
Fluoride dissolves into the groundwater that we draw on for our drinking water, just like iron and calcium. When there is not enough fluoride in the water, local operators add just enough to ensure the perfect level to protect our teeth. The fluoride is pulled from natural calcium deposits in phosphate rock and then purified. And just like iron and calcium, we benefit from minerals that have countless additional applications throughout our lives.
Grand Rapids, Michigan was the first community to start adding fluoride to their water supply in 1945 to prevent tooth decay. Fluoridation became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service by 1951. If you want to know how much fluoride is in your water supply, contact your dental professional. If your water does not contain fluoride, your dentist may prescribe fluoride tablets or drops to help protect your teeth from cavities.
Another source is Fluoride Mouthwash, which is very effective in the control of dental decay especially in those that are wearing orthodontics. These are also popular with teenagers and young adults who are more prone to frequent snacking on sweets and drinking acidic or sweet drinks between meals. Fluoride mouthwash is not recommended for children under 6 years old.
If a person’s teeth are naturally resistant, meaning their teeth already have high fluoride content, they may not need fluoride toothpaste. Or, they may be getting enough fluoride from their water, food, or mouthwash. It is very important to visit your dentist regularly so this can be monitored.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) recommends that children under 6 are monitored closely for their fluoride intake due to those years being important for tooth development. Overuse of fluoride at this point can result in enamel fluorosis, which is a developmental condition where the tooth enamel appears as white lines or spots on the teeth. Children under 6 should use only a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. If you live in a community where the natural fluoride levels are high in your water, you may not want to use fluoridated toothpaste at all for your children under 6.
Let’s start with what is DOESN’T taste like — washing out mouth out with soap. That’s right, it doesn’t taste like soap. About 1% of our customers report that they have a slight “soapy” taste the first few times they try it, but they don’t notice it after using it for a few brushes.
Tooth Suds are not “flavored” with artificial flavors, but they do contain essential oils (at safe dermal usage rates), giving them a mild flavor.
First, we recommend that you try our Tooth Suds with a travel bar. You’ll be able to try it for 2-3 weeks to see if it’s right for you.
Tooth Suds is technically a bar of soap. This means you can use it to wash your skin (or hair) too! If you don’t like brushing with it, enjoy a super silky and gentle wash with the bar. We use it as our go-to travel bar… one bar to pack for all of our washing needs while on the go!
For safety and hygiene reason we cannot accept returns for our all-natural skincare products. However, if something doesn’t seem right when you receive your order, please let us know right away. Your satisfaction is incredibly important to us, and we truly believe that you’ll love our products.