Take in one hand plain, unmedicated soap, and in the other a clean tooth brush. Lather the brush. Open the mouth. Scrub.
Dip the toothbrush in finely powdered chalk, and polish well the teeth. Rinse,
Finally wash out the mouth and gargle with an antiseptic solution.
The teeth are clean and polished. The mouth is rinsed and disinfected. A good way to "wash your teeth?" Certainly! But who does not use a "dentifrice" instead?
Every flavor from salt through iodine to peppermint is at the dentifrice consumer's disposal. He can buy gritty dentifrices or soapy...