Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER? 
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 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Are tooth powders just as good for brushing as pastes?


Tue, 03 Feb 2009 04:01:33 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Quote:

>Are tooth powders just as good for brushing as pastes?

And what abt these powders

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Tue, 03 Feb 2009 04:36:22 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?
Yes, and maybe even better.

About a year ago, I switched from fluoride tooth paste to baking soda.
No mouthwash. Four months or so later, went to my hygenist
appointment. She complimented how clean my teeth were. She glanced at
my chart, and asked if I had a Sonicare tooth brush. No, just the old
fashioned one. And was I using the Prevident tooth paste they
prescribed, wtih the 1.8% sodium fluoride? Well....

She also mentioned the bone density and color of my teeth looked good.
Also the gums looked good.

When I told em I'd switched to baking soda, she and the dentist both
tried to get me to go back to the high fluoride routine. Only thing I
can figure is that they want me to have bad bone density, tartar, and
cavities.

I do rinse twice after my baking soda brushing. Don't need more sodium
in my body.

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Christopher A. Young
  You can't shout down a troll.
  You have to starve them.
.


Are tooth powders just as good for brushing as pastes?



Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:56:21 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Powders are better .... becuz they are grittier.

But messier.

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Wed, 04 Feb 2009 21:08:39 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Quote:

> Powders are better .... becuz they are grittier.

> But messier.

> --
> Joel344
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Can anyone name a powder that has actually been tested?

One of the tooth powders posted makes the claim that it "hardens and
remineralizes tooth enamel." No proof is offered. Anything to back that
up?

If not, how would this differ from the notorious "snake oil" industry
of the late 1800s and early 1900s?

- dentaldoc



Fri, 06 Feb 2009 06:24:44 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Quote:

>One of the tooth powders posted makes the claim that it "hardens and
>remineralizes tooth enamel." No proof is offered. Anything to back that
>up?

Agree. and that's why I posted and asked abt em here.
Hope the experts here can fill me in

Quote:
>If not, how would this differ from the notorious "snake oil" industry
>of the late 1800s and early 1900s?

My thoughts exactly

I'm curious abt using powders vs paste as I may be
taking a very long backpacking trip next year. So the
idea of powders appeal to me in that sense.

But like you I wonder if they are viable or not



Fri, 06 Feb 2009 08:11:14 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Quote:

>Powders are better .... becuz they are grittier.

>But messier.

How are they messier?


Fri, 06 Feb 2009 08:11:33 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?
Quote:


> >Powders are better .... becuz they are grittier.

> >But messier.

> How are they messier?

__________________-

I haven't used tooth powder since the 1950's, but I remember how it
worked.

ToothPASTE is different. Toothpaste is sticky compared to tooth powder.
To use paste, you just squeeze out a dollop onto your toothbrush and it
sticks by itself. Then you put the brush in your mouth and brush away.

Tooth powder, however, is dry by definition. It won't stick to your
brush by itself. It is usually used by pouring some of the powder into
the palm of your hand, then a WET toothbrush is dipped into the powder.
Some of the powder sticks to the wet bristles of the brush, and you can
then brush your teeth with it.

The problem is that only a relatively small amount of the powder sticks
to the brush. To transfer more powder from your hand to your mouth, you
have to keep on dipping a wet brush into the powder in your palm,
getting a little more powder each time. Although it only takes a few
seconds extra, utlimately the palm of your hand gets messy and drippy
with the powder-water-saliva slurry created there.

No big deal, but yes, the use of tooth powder in the 1950's style is
indeed messier than the use of toothpaste.

Regards,
- dentaldoc



Sat, 07 Feb 2009 03:33:56 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Quote:


>> >Powders are better .... becuz they are grittier.

>> >But messier.

>> How are they messier?
>__________________-

>I haven't used tooth powder since the 1950's, but I remember how it
>worked.

>ToothPASTE is different. Toothpaste is sticky compared to tooth powder.
>To use paste, you just squeeze out a dollop onto your toothbrush and it
>sticks by itself. Then you put the brush in your mouth and brush away.

>Tooth powder, however, is dry by definition. It won't stick to your
>brush by itself. It is usually used by pouring some of the powder into
>the palm of your hand, then a WET toothbrush is dipped into the powder.
>Some of the powder sticks to the wet bristles of the brush, and you can
>then brush your teeth with it.

>The problem is that only a relatively small amount of the powder sticks
>to the brush. To transfer more powder from your hand to your mouth, you
>have to keep on dipping a wet brush into the powder in your palm,
>getting a little more powder each time. Although it only takes a few
>seconds extra, utlimately the palm of your hand gets messy and drippy
>with the powder-water-saliva slurry created there.

>No big deal, but yes, the use of tooth powder in the 1950's style is
>indeed messier than the use of toothpaste.

Oh weird.  My father used to use tooth powder and sometimes as kids he
would let us use it too.  We just wet the toothbrush and pressed it
into the powder.  There was then enough on the toothbrush for a proper
clean.  We didn't do the putting it in the hand thing at all.  Usually
we'd use toothpaste but the toothpowder was just fine too.

Ann



Sat, 07 Feb 2009 04:07:38 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Quote:

>No big deal, but yes, the use of tooth powder in the 1950's style is
>indeed messier than the use of toothpaste.

OK

Sounds like powder would be WORSE for camping and
backpacking then!



Sat, 07 Feb 2009 05:23:29 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?
I just stick my moist tooth brush into a retail auhorized container of
mosodium acid carbonate. Been about a year on the same box. Of course,
if I had wife or kids, it would not last that long.

--

Christopher A. Young
  You can't shout down a troll.
  You have to starve them.
.


__________________-

I haven't used tooth powder since the 1950's, but I remember how it
worked.

ToothPASTE is different. Toothpaste is sticky compared to tooth
powder.
To use paste, you just squeeze out a dollop onto your toothbrush and
it
sticks by itself. Then you put the brush in your mouth and brush away.

Tooth powder, however, is dry by definition. It won't stick to your
brush by itself. It is usually used by pouring some of the powder into
the palm of your hand, then a WET toothbrush is dipped into the
powder.
Some of the powder sticks to the wet bristles of the brush, and you
can
then brush your teeth with it.

The problem is that only a relatively small amount of the powder
sticks
to the brush. To transfer more powder from your hand to your mouth,
you
have to keep on dipping a wet brush into the powder in your palm,
getting a little more powder each time. Although it only takes a few
seconds extra, utlimately the palm of your hand gets messy and drippy
with the powder-water-saliva slurry created there.

No big deal, but yes, the use of tooth powder in the 1950's style is
indeed messier than the use of toothpaste.

Regards,
- dentaldoc



Sun, 08 Feb 2009 11:07:32 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?
I've been using finely ground monosodium acid carbonate. After some
searching, I was able to find it on the open market, and have been
very pleased with it.

--

Christopher A. Young
  You can't shout down a troll.
  You have to starve them.
.


Quote:

> Powders are better .... becuz they are grittier.

> But messier.

> --
> Joel344
> --------------------------------------------------------------------

----

Can anyone name a powder that has actually been tested?

One of the tooth powders posted makes the claim that it "hardens and
remineralizes tooth enamel." No proof is offered. Anything to back
that
up?

If not, how would this differ from the notorious "snake oil" industry
of the late 1800s and early 1900s?

- dentaldoc



Sun, 08 Feb 2009 11:07:31 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?


Quote:

> >One of the tooth powders posted makes the claim that it "hardens and
> >remineralizes tooth enamel." No proof is offered. Anything to back
> that
> >up?

> Agree. and that's why I posted and asked abt em here.
> Hope the experts here can fill me in

> >If not, how would this differ from the notorious "snake oil" industry
> >of the late 1800s and early 1900s?

> My thoughts exactly

> I'm curious abt using powders vs paste as I may be
> taking a very long backpacking trip next year. So the
> idea of powders appeal to me in that sense.

> But like you I wonder if they are viable or not

Comment.

About backpacking and toothpaste &  powders.   I have done a lot of
back packing and wilderness camping.  Toothpaste has always been ok
packing in.  If fact I prefer it because sometimes good water is
difficult to come by...

On the trail, I think the paste is easier to use than the powder.
Just some thoughts from a seasoned "camper."

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Tue, 10 Feb 2009 06:05:33 GMT
 Instead of tooth PASTE what abt tooth POWDER?

Quote:

>On the trail, I think the paste is easier to use than the powder.
>Just some thoughts from a seasoned "camper."

ok

thanks so much for opinion



Tue, 10 Feb 2009 09:55:49 GMT
 
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