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We want to wash your mouth out with soap!

Do you enjoy paying dental bills? Or having dentists scraping plaque from your teeth? If it's a pleasure, there's no need to read this column. But I've never enjoyed these regular checkups.

Now there's a way to retire dentists, prevent cavities, protect gums and rid teeth of plaque, using  soap.

Brushing your teeth with soap for health benefits might sound a little odd, but there is sound thinking behind it. 

At Tierra Mia Organics we love to research the many benefits our soap could offer - beyond the obvious. So we did some digging.

It seems a chemist by the name of Dr. Gerald Judd wrote a book "Good Teeth Birth to Death" about this very subject.

My first reaction when I read this report was, "Come on, Dr Judd, you must be kidding! Who would ever brush their teeth with soap?" But Dr. Gerald F. Judd is no nut. He's a retired Emeritus Professor of chemistry at Purdue University.

Dr. Judd reports that acid destroys enamel and that cavities would vanish if people rinsed acids from their mouths quickly. Tap water is all that's needed to do the job.

He also claims that bacteria cannot damage the tooth's hard outer enamel that is composed of calcium hydroxy phosphate. The proof is that bones and teeth are resistant to earth-bound organisms. After all, we've all seen pictures of skeletons that have been unearthed after hundreds of years with teeth still intact.

Why use soap to clean teeth? Judd says glycerine is present in all toothpastes and it's so sticky that it requires 27 washes to clean it off. This means that teeth remain coated with a film and cannot rebuild enamel. And if they're not clean, adenosine diphosphatase cannot provide phosphate to enamel.

This next point is simple  - brushing with soap destroys bacteria and viruses. Who has ever told you that? Or that brushing with soap not only cleans teeth but also removes hard plaque stuck to the bottom of enamel. Hmm.

Plaque from teeth is vital as it invades gums, separating them from teeth. This sets the stage for gingivitis, poorly anchored teeth and eventually possible loss of teeth. It's shocking that 25% of North Americans over age 43, and 42% of those over 65 years of age, have no teeth!

. Dr. Judd also believes that the fluoridation of water and the use of fluoride toothpaste is a useless, dangerous biological poison. He says calcium fluoride seeps into enamel, making it weak and brittle, destroying 83 enzymes along with adenosine diphosphatase.

we couldn't agree more. Look at the warning on fluoride toothpaste. Parents are told to watch children under six years of age while they brush their teeth. To be safe, only a tiny amount of toothpaste is used, and none should be swallowed. That should tell you something!

Our  NEW Healthy Dent Tooth Soap contains food grade oils and goats milk which combine to bring the needed balance of proteins and vitamins that your mouth needs to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Our tooth soap has added spearmint and peppermint essential oils for a fresh minty taste! Just $5 at www.tierramiaorganics.com. Instructions: Wet your toothbrush, and rub the bristles on the soap.