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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Baking soda is harsh: Traditional baking soda used for cooking should never be used to whiten teeth. It is too abrasive & cause hypersensitivity if used consistently. 1 p ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Sterling
37 years experience Prosthodontics
No : Baking soda is not acknowledged to be a tooth whitening agent.
Dr. Joseph Capista
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
A myth: Baking woad can bue used to clean teeth but it does not whiten.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
43 years experience Orthodontics
Whitening strips: Tooth whitening strips are the best method of the three you have indicated for teeth whitening. They are impregnated with a chemical specifically for ... Read More
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Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
Whitening strips: Of the choices, whitening stripes. Out of all possible choices, in office whitening by far is the most effective method in whitening teeth.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Whisky?: Whitening strips are ok, but as mentioned before, an in office whitening procedure along with home whitening solutions with a mouthpiece work much bet ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth whitening: Baking soda is abrasive, lemon is acidic. The combination may lighten the teeth by removing superficial stains, however, long term use will cause loss ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
It's ok: The common ingredient in professional and OTC whitening products is carbamide and hydrogen peroxide. The concentrations vary from 2% to 22%. Baking ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Neither: Waste of time and money. Talk to your Dentist about professional cleaning followed by professional whitening. If home brewed remedies worked, Simone ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See DDS: Professional bleaching coupled with enhanced home care.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Roth
32 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You may want to alternate with a regular toothpaste since baking soda is abrasive and may remove enamel.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
33 years experience Dentistry
Tooth whitening: The blend you are asking about will certainly clean your teeth but if you are interested in tooth whitening then i would recommend many of the product ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whiten ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Not likely: Not likely. However, you can set yourself up for some serious decay, as the soda has phosphoric acid in it which will demineralize the tooth and if th ... Read More
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