02-17-2015, 11:09 AM
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  • chazt
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Anyone besides me remember this stuff? I have recollections of using it a mere handful of times in the early 1960s. My grandparents and parents used it occasionally. As i remember it was very messy to use, and i remember telling my folks i preferred using tooth paste. Iirc it came in a cylindrical metal canister with a turn to partially open cap. I want to say the primary colors used on the can were burgundy and creamy white.

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 02-17-2015, 11:15 AM
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You can still order it from overseas.  I think it is one of the those things we have gotten a way from in N.America.

A buddy bought some and used it and his teeth didn't fall out, so that's a good sign.

http://frugallysustainable.com/2012/03/t...wn-recipe/

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 02-17-2015, 02:21 PM
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i wrote about this a while ago - please have a look here:
http://shavenook.com/thread-per-blan-men...oth-powder

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 02-17-2015, 02:41 PM
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Thanks for validating my fried memory fellows. I may have to look into powders.

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 02-17-2015, 02:59 PM
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I remember it well.

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 02-17-2015, 04:00 PM
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  • Hanzo
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I've used it in recent years, I think it was called " Monkey Brand". I found it at my local Indian store along with one of my favorite tooth pastes, Meswak.

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 02-20-2015, 03:35 PM
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  • chazt
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There is probably less profit in powders compared to pastes. Why else do corporations make decisions?

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 02-21-2015, 02:25 PM
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Charlie, I have been using baking soda with some peppermint essential oil! Works like a charm and it is so much cheaper!  Biggrin

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 02-21-2015, 07:11 PM
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Celestino, i have questions: what is that like in terms of sensitivity? Where do you buy peppermint oils? What is your ratio? How do you prepare the blend?

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 02-25-2015, 01:23 PM
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(02-21-2015, 07:11 PM)chazt Wrote: Celestino, i have questions: what is that like in terms of sensitivity? Where do you buy peppermint oils? What is your ratio? How do you prepare the blend?

Charlie,
Not being obsessive individual, nor having any OCDs that I know of, I just fill a small container with non-aluminum baking soda and place a few drops of the spearmint oil in it and give it a good shake! Then dip a wet toothbrush in it and use! Some uses are a bit more vibrant on the tongue and mouth than others!  You do have to get used the salty taste, but once you use this for at least one month, I guarantee you that all other standard toothpastes will be too sweet for you.  Biggrin

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 02-25-2015, 02:42 PM
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Thanks! I may just give it a whirl Sisi

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 02-25-2015, 05:45 PM
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  • v4257
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Searching for tooth powder on amazon in the US will provide many options. 

I remember this brand being popular in India many decades ago: http://amzn.to/1wqcgxu. Interestingly gets very positive reviews from current US users - especially from those suffering from chronic periodontal disease.

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 02-25-2015, 08:50 PM
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(02-25-2015, 02:42 PM)chazt Wrote: Thanks! I may just give it a whirl Sisi

You do this at your own risk and I am not held liable!  Biggrin

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 02-26-2015, 02:02 PM
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  • chazt
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Biggrin
I was going to reply with a picture of a toothless person but that would be rude and insensitive, so
 Biggrin instead

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 02-27-2015, 02:55 PM
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(02-26-2015, 02:02 PM)chazt Wrote: Biggrin
I was going to reply with a picture of a toothless person but that would be rude and insensitive, so
 Biggrin instead

Good luck!  Smile

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 03-03-2015, 06:37 AM
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I am a lightweight backpacker (typically between 12-15lb total pack weight) and have been using toothpaste tabs for a while now, super convenient, lightweight, and they work just fine! (Link)

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 03-03-2015, 05:54 PM
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Mom always had Colgate Tooth Powder on hand when I was a lad growing up in the 60s.  I used it sometimes and found that if you just sprinkle it on the wet toothbrush you can risk getting an esophagus full of dry powder with resultant wild coughing.  I say mix up a little paste in a small cup or right in the palm of your hand.   Then apply the paste to your brush.  Hey!!!  That sounds like, ... er...toothpaste. Biggrin

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 03-11-2015, 07:35 PM
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wow toothpaste powder..... Yet another thing to investigate Smile

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 04-22-2015, 07:48 PM
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Never heard of this. Did a search and wow I can't believe this was real.

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