F.A.Q.'s

Why use Opa Toothbar™ as your natural toothpaste?

Because “It’s What Toothpaste Should Be!”. With all the harsh chemicals that have made its way into the world of personal hygiene, it can be very irritating and quite dangerous. Using Opa Toothbar™ soap as natural toothpaste alternative to brush your teeth with helps destroy bacteria and viruses as well as helps to remove hard plaque stuck to enamel thus allowing the teeth to re-enamelize. By using nature based ingredients, Opabox offers a revolutionary new way to clean teeth and mouth. Isn’t it time you start enjoying your visits to the dentist? You owe it to yourself!

Does it still clean teeth & mouth well?

Oh yes, very much indeed. The Opa Toothbar™ feels much cleaner than toothpaste; it’s so clean it’s soap based. As highly recommended by C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., the Opa Toothbar™ is a natural toothpaste alternative that’s been endorsed as “Unequivocally, the best tooth brushing agent in the world. It removes plaque and tastes great. I highly recommend it!”

Does Opa Toothbar™ feel different than brushing with toothpaste?

 

Opa Toothbars™ are safely used daily in place of toothpaste

Wet Toothbrush With Water
Rub Toothbrush Lightly onto Toothbar™
Brush Teeth Gently
Rinse Mouth & Toothbar™ With Water
Enjoy a Really Clean Mouth!
Yes, it’s that simple.

How do you use it?

Yes, as the Opa Toothbar™ is not a paste at all, yet rather a naturally flavored light soap based teeth cleanser. One try and you’ll see why it’s safe for everyday use in place of toothpaste.

Can I use my electric toothbrush with the Opa Toothbar™?

Yes. As with any toothbrush, we suggest to keep the pressure light. Hold toothbrush close to head at neck of toothbrush, wet with water and lightly rub onto Opa Toothbar™ in a circular motion.

Does it last as long as toothpaste?

Yep! It lasts 4 to 6 months! It makes everything last longer, including your toothbrush and even your teeth!

What about ingredient sensitivities?

We’ve got you covered…The Opa Toothbar™ is a natural tooth soap bar that is Gluten-Free, Fluoride-Free and Soy-Free. It’s also free of toxic irritants such as: Titanium Dioxide, SLS/Parabens and Carrageenan.

What are the ingredients?

Opa Toothbars™ are made with the real stuff! They contain organic, wild harvested and really natural ingredients: lots of love, saponified organic coconut oil, saponified organic palm oil, *vegetable glycerin, filtered water, sorbitol (humectant derived from berries), sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), gluten-free oat protein, organic jojoba oil, castor oil, organic olive oil, organic sunflower oil, grapeseed, organic aloe vera, aluminum-free baking soda, non-gmo xylitol, organic & wild-harvested essential oils, organic turmeric *Not to be confused with synthetic glycerin(also known as propylene glycol-which is a very sticky and highly irritating form that should be avoided)

Experts say that using xylitol can help repair damage to the enamel by preventing bacteria from sticking to the surface of the teeth. And since xylitol does not break down like sugar, it helps maintain a neutral pH level in the mouth.

What if I swallow some of it while brushing my teeth?

Even though we don’t encourage eating the Opa Toothbar™, fortunately if you do swallow some while brushing your teeth you won’t need to call the poison control center like you would with other toothpastes. Containing nature based ingredients and no fluoride, swallowing some of the Opa Toothbar™ would more than likely only act as a bit of an internal cleanse.

Can pets use Opa Toothbar™?

Due to the xylitol content, use of the Opa Toothbar™ for pets is discouraged. Xylitol is more rapidly absorbed into the system of dogs and other pets which affects their insulin and blood sugar levels differently than in humans. Dogs and other pets can’t handle the sugar difference; and by not being able to digest xylitol safely it can predispose them to liver damage not seen in humans. Do not use the Opa Toothbar on your pets.

Why No Fluoride?

Sodium “Fluoride” is a toxic byproduct of GAS called Fluorine –which according to the Merck Index is primarily used as rat and cockroach poison, and it’s an active ingredient in toothpaste.

Ingesting artificial fluoride chemicals does not prevent tooth decay, but rather destroys your insides and leads to the development of cancer and other illnesses. “Once ingested, fluoride compounds attack the structural integrity of our insides,” says Ellison (award-winning chemist, author, and founder of ThePeoplesChemist.com)

On the contrary, fluoride ingestion actually promotes tooth decay, and even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that there is no verifiable, scientific proof that fluoride in any way prevents cavities.

What about Glycerin?

Gerard F. Judd, Ph.D., Chemist, Researcher for 18 years and Professor of Chemistry for 33 yrs explains how brushing teeth with toothpaste takes 27 rinses to rinse off teeth where as bar soap takes only a couple rinses.

When it comes to the glycerin factor one should look at the difference between the two forms: synthetic glycerin and natural vegetable glycerin. Synthetic glycerin(otherwise known as propylene glycol) is very tacky in texture, highly irritating to skin and should be avoided. Large amounts of this synthetic substance in toothpaste heavily coats the teeth, prevents re-enamelization of the teeth which encourages tooth sensitivity, while packing other toxic substances into your teeth and gums.

Vegetable glycerin is a natural byproduct of the soap making process. All natural soaps contain vegetable glycerin as a byproduct. Vegetable glycerin in bar soaps gives the teeth moisture to prevent cracking and breaking while NOT heavily coating the teeth. Brushing teeth with the Opa Toothbar™ helps to leave teeth perfectly clean while helping to diminish tooth sensitivity by allowing teeth to re-enamelize.

Why No SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate)?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a foaming additive that is a “moderate hazard” and has been linked to cancer, skin irritation and endocrine disruption, neurotoxicity and organ toxicity. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a chemical that causes skin irritation, canker sores of the mouth and other mouth traumas.

What about Lead?

Some natural products out there have warning labels regarding the possibility of containing lead. Opa Toothbars™ do not contain lead and the following explains why we opt out of using earth sourced ingredients that may contain traces of lead. No safe threshold for lead exposure has been discovered. There is no known sufficiently small amount of lead that will not cause harm to the body. Lead poisoning is caused by increased levels of the heavy metal lead in the body. Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive and nervous systems. It interferes with the development of the nervous system and is therefore particularly toxic to children, causing potentially permanent learning and behavior disorders. Symptoms include abdominal pain, confusion, headache, anemia, irritability, and in severe cases seizures, coma, and death. (read more)

“We Can’t Say it Heals, But You Can!™”

Researchers have good reason to believe there is a link from mouth to body health and that oral hygiene affects your overall health and wellness as a whole. Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and periodontal disease, gingivitis, as well as other pressing health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

By gently and thoroughly brushing your teeth daily, flossing daily and having dental check-ups regularly you can not only help to prevent cavities, but you can also keep other health issues as bay.

“Some years ago I wrote about soap as the best cleanser for the teeth.
Lo, and Behold, Opa Toothbar was created by a local genius.
She makes several flavors.” -C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

Disclaimer- This information is for use in educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and it is not to be used in place of professional medical advice to treat, heal or cure disease.* This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Not Meant For Consumption. If adverse reaction occurs, discontinue use.

Why Do We Call It The Opa Toothbar™

Hooray we’re extracting impurities from your mouth. That’s why we call it an Opa Toothbar™. Opa means “hooray.” Toothbars aid with digging or extracting. It being a natural tooth soap bar in a jar is the reason why it lasts so long. Hooray to a natural alternative that works, last much longer and saves you money!