Can you really brush your teeth with soap?

Yes, you can! But be wary about which soap you choose as not all soaps are kind to your taste buds:

  • Look for a soap without any coconut oil, palm oil, or tallow. With these ingredients, it’s guaranteed to taste like soap, and the taste will linger for the entire day.
  • Avoid bars with colorants, some of which can be harsh on your enamel and gums. This includes baking soda. Baking soda is a great whitener, but it’s best saved for occasional use.
  • Avoid soaps with “flavorings”. While the essential oils we use in our Tooth Suds have a side effect of providing some flavor while brushing, “flavoring” ingredients will leave that “minty all day long, even if I want to drink OJ or coffee” taste. They are also probably covering up the “soap” taste from coconut oil or palm oil formulations.

Here’s why we brush our teeth with Tooth Suds:

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.

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