Discussing :: Clean teeth - more than just a feeling!

#1

Wice
Clean teeth - more than just a feeling!

Sometimes I wonder how much we are taken in by the hype. In the old days, people used salt to clean their teeth. Then there was that bright pink tooth cream that came it in little tins. Nowadays we have mint, mild-mint, bicarbonate of soda, tartar control, fresh-mint, opticwhite, pro-health, aqua-fresh, max, herbal…
I recently saw an article about a Japanese toothpaste scented with ‘takoyaki’ takoyaki’ (a popular Japanese street food also known as, erm, octopus balls)… and thought I would find out what other strange flavours were available. A quick search found the following flavours

http://theverybesttop10.com/2013/02/11/unusual-toothpastes/
Cupcake
Bacon
Banilla Bling
Ice-Cream
Charcoal (Korea) – yes it’s black!
Chocolate
Clove and Sweet Orange
Licorice
Pomegranate
Orange
Marmite

I’ll always go for a flavour that makes my mouth feel fresh and doesn’t taste sweet. I can’t imagine that clean feeling coming from a Marmite or bacon flavoured toothpaste. Are clean teeth all in the mind? What do you think?

#2

Wice

Don't believe me...

#3

Mellow

Beats having to go to the Dentist unnecessary, or having 'dog-breath'......


New Member

I think strawberries even work. First of all create a pulp of strawberries then apply that to your teeth with a toothbrush. Let it sit for five minutes and then rinse your mouth well with water this even helps in Teeth Whitening.


Wice

I guess you would need to be a bit careful about getting rid of the seeds that catch between your teeth.


StillMe

But strawberries have sugar in them....

#4

Mellow

Nothing like that bit of spinach in one's teeth.........

#5

StillMe

Marmite toothpaste!!! Ewwwww - whyyyyyy??

I've started using something called 'tooth mousse', which is pretty pricy at $30 a tube, but my dentist reckons it will strengthen my teeth. Being paranoid about my teeth I already flossed every day, but this stuff you put on for two minutes after you brush (and floss) and then leave it on for 2 minutes and spit, but don't rinse. Honestly, it seems like it's just toothpaste without the burning feeling that develops if you leave toothpaste in your mouth for too long.

Don't know if it works yet. Going to the dentist in a couple of weeks. If it works I'll keep it up, at a cost of about $100 a year...

#6

Gabser

Love fresh breath - must brush at least four times a day.

#7

Kate

That's a wee bit weird.. think I will stick with plain mint. Carrots are apparently really good for cleaning teeth, eating raw ones helps get rid of stuff that gets caught in there


StillMe

They say apples are good too. But carrot, and apple peel, just seems to get stuck in my teeth. Or in my nose if I cough. But that's probably another thread....

:)

#8

mahmmatesrulez

Apples always get stuck in my teeth which is annoying!

#9

Charchar

Love fresh breath, nothing worse than stale breath.

#10

robmondo

Listerine strips always carry a pocket pak ahh

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