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Tasteless Toothpaste

No more foul drinks after cleaning
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Immediately after cleaning your teeth it seems that anything you drink ends up tainted with a nasty taste. (possible exception being mint tea)

How about simply creating a toothpaste with all the active ingredients but remove that foul minty flavour that seems to be ruining my morning cuppa.

N.B. I tried one of the baking soda based brands but it tasted horrible.

chimpoid, Feb 13 2003

Seems to be baked http://www.google.c...0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
[my face your, Oct 04 2004]

Bowk http://www.gonmad.demon.co.uk/cumbria/
Is the Cumbrian spelling. [my face your, Oct 04 2004]

Boak http://www.ullans.c...tsDictionary.html#b
Is the Scottish spelling. [my face your, Oct 04 2004]

The answer? http://www.newscien...rticle.jsp?id=lw108
sodium laurylsulphate [brownpaper, Oct 04 2004]


       I had some of this as part of a "complementary" in-flight wash kit on Cathay Pacific in the 80s. It gave me the boak.
my face your, Feb 13 2003

       oops, i only googled "flavourless" :)
chimpoid, Feb 13 2003

       I think the mint flavor (or what have you) is there to cover up something bad-tasting.
snarfyguy, Feb 13 2003

       What's a boak?
notme, Feb 13 2003

       boak - Verb. To vomit. [Mainly N. England/Scottish use]
FarmerJohn, Feb 14 2003

       last visit to the vets my dog was diagnosed with bad teeth. The vet gave us some tooth paste for him, Beef flavoured, he seems to like it. I wonder if it would be ok for humans aswell.....
TonyDevilUK, Feb 14 2003

       coffee flavored toothpaste? I'd buy it
Veritas, Feb 14 2003

       The stripes in it are green and magenta
oneoffdave, Feb 14 2003

       hurl - Verb. To vomit. Onomatopoeic as much as very descriptive of the uncontrollable force of vomiting
FarmerJohn, Feb 14 2003

       Such romantic banter for Feb 14th.   

       Anyhoo - mint is a very strong flavour - not a taste. There are four tastes:- salt, sour, bitter and sweet. Toothpaste IS tasteless, it doesn't really have any of them : try holding your nose and putting a little bit of toothpaste in your mouth. You shouldn't really taste anything. Let go of your nose and then your flavour receptors in your nose have the mint sensation.   

       <aside> I always wondered how to spell boak correclty - boke, bolk, baulk etc </aside>
Jinbish, Feb 14 2003

       //The Mint Sensation// is an excellent name for a band.
my face your, Feb 14 2003

       I was of the impression is is spelled "bowk".
sild, Feb 14 2003

       I think "bowk" is the English spelling. It's all about phonetics. "Boak" in Glaswegian sounds the same as "bowk" in Northern.
my face your, Feb 14 2003

       If this item in New Scientist is to be believed, it's nothing to do with the flavourings. See links.
In my experience this is probably true -- I used to use Eucryl(??) "smokers" toothpowder which didn't foam and didn't ruin your tastebuds.
brownpaper, Feb 14 2003

       Eucryl - my dentifrice of choice. ("Also available in 'Original' flavour.")
angel, Feb 14 2003


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