People who want to prevent emergency dentistry could be interested to hear that cleaning teeth with soap could improve oral health.
According to previous research, certain ingredients found in regular toothpastes prevent protective enamel from forming on the teeth, the Windsor Star reports.
The study by Dr Gerald Judd claimed that without the hard outer layer, bacteria are more likely to harm the teeth and gums.
In an article for the newspaper Dr W Gifford Jones claimed he had tested this theory, which had displayed positive results.
Dr Jones revealed that using soap as an alternative to toothpaste had assisted in the removal of 90 per cent of bacteria from the incisors.
Know Your Teeth recommends people use a toothpaste containing fluoride, which is found to promote remineralisation in the mouth.
The website advises people to use toothpaste in order to reduce the chances of decay as well as maintain fresh and clean breath.