“Brushing with soap destroys bacteria and viruses. No professor at The Harvard Medical School told me about that. Or that brushing with ordinary bar soap not only cleans teeth but also removes hard plaque stuck to the bottom of enamel.” Dr. Gifford Jones
Dr. Gerald Judd, a retired professor of chemistry from Purdue University reiterates his claims of an old development, now coming to light in the media, where Dr. Judd dispels all those dental myths.
Certainly if true, and I believe the good doctor when he states brushing your teeth with soap will keep your teeth in fine form. After all human skulls and dinosaurs have been unearthed eons ago with most of their teeth intact, granted modern humans eat some of the worst garbage on the planet to ensure regular trips to the dentist.
So many questions, particularly………..
What will this mean to dental product manufacturers as consumers the world over spend billion upon billions of dollars a year on mouthwash, whitening strips and toothpaste?
What will it mean to the livelihood of millions of dentists, and dental hygienists who charge beau coup de bucks for maintaining our pearly whites, not to mention dental schools?
Will those who still elect to go for caps on their teeth, most likely because of poor dental health, whereby they get their teeth ground down into stumps to fit these near perfect tooth caps be a thing of the past?
Will the British people now look to Dr. Judd as their saviour in ensuring a perfect set of teeth, one wonders if the good doctor knows an easy fix for British ear o plasty?
Man, so much is being held from us in the medical community, first the world marvels that indeed there are fecal transplants, now brushing with Irish Spring? What else is the medical community not telling us?
I am thinking all the above whose livelihood depends on keeping our pearly whites in our head will be non too pleased by this revelation.
But root canals could be the thing of the past, and that is a good thing, when a $2.00 bar of soap versus $2,500.00 for a root canal is a no brainer.
Course parents looking to save on dental costs may have a fight on their hand, when little Kaitlin and Josh are soon to discover their bubblegum flavoured toothpaste is soon replaced with Ivory Soap.
As a society who love their junk food and acidic soft drinks maybe an excuse to indulge occasionally knowing that soap will remove those contaminants which destroy tooth enamel.
I guess my Mom knew first hand using soap on teeth, as a child my choice of words I picked up on the playground got me lots of appointments with the soap, administered by my Dr. Mom. Hence why I have most of my teeth.
As for regular use of Irish Spring, why Manly Yes, perhaps I will give it a whirl, but with less perfumy soap for a year and let Examiner readers know the results, cause sadly my Mom is no longer around to do it for me Dam**t.
Sorry Mom, just had to say it!