The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions


Susan E writes:

If your child is swallowing toothpaste, it can impede progress. Some parents have their children brush with just water. One mom mentioned brushing with powdered cinnamon. I haven't tried it but plan to. Cinnamon has anti-microbial properties. Unfortunately, I don't think there are any toothpastes without any illegal ingredients in them. Weleda probably has less than most, but the gel contains algin, a polysaccharide. If you don't swallow it, it shouldn't be a problem.

I've been using Toothsoap unflavored shreds successfully and like it better than any toothpaste I've ever used. They also make a liquid version. Some of the flavors such as cinnamon and mint should be legal. The chocolate one is illegal. I don't know about the fruit flavors. Plain, mint, and cinnamon should be fine.

Susan E.

I recently started using tooth soap. I found one on Amazon - Perfect Perscription Tooth Soap. It comes in several flavors (both liquid and chips); I'm using peppermint.

There is not much of a soap taste - which is really nice. (It tastes a heck of a lot better than Dr. Bronners Magic Soap (it makes me gag. Though I think Dr. Bronner's does a slightly better job.) It does a good job and does not scratch my teeth the was baking soda does.

The ingredients are all SCD legal: saponified coconut, palm, and ORGANIC extra virgin olive oil, filtered water and essential oil. Certified Kosher by Star-K

Cheers! JP.

Someone on BTVC recently mentioned this product as a toothpaste replacement: Here's what it says about ingredients.

Q. I understand your product is all natural. Is that true?
A. Yes. OraMD® is all natural, 100% pure, botanical oils of peppermint, spearmint and almond and no additives of any kind. There are hundreds of varieties of these oils from all over the world and they all have different properties. This scientific formulation is designed to eliminate bacteria and pathogens and give relief from the causes of gum disease, gingivitis, bleeding gums and bad breath.

It sounds like an interesting product, so I just ordered some. It says it can also be added to water to make a mouthwash.


It was 3 months before I thought about that! My son doesn't spit, I really felt like kicking myself for that one! But scd is a learning process. You think your ready, find out you weren't, but keep going because you refuse to give up on your child and their health! I got my son the pepermint liquid. It does have a slight soapy taste, I use no more than 2 drops for my son. I personally prefer to use this rather than my toothpaste. My son has been scd for 1 yr and we still have our first bottle. NO I'm not a sales rep for the product but do love it.

-Kelly mom of 8 yr old son, asd, scd since Dec. 08.

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