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can i use baking soda to whiten my teeth

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Baking soda will not whiten your teeth. All it will do is clean off the surface debris making your teeth appear whiter.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
You may certainly : Use baking soda, but don't expect significant (or any) obvious whitening. You should consult w your dentist to have teeth professionally bleached if y ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Different things: Baking soda and baking powder are different. Baking powder is only about one third baking soda and two thirds other chemicals. There are more effec ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Baking Soda: Baking soda will not whiten your teeth. It is an abrasive, like sandpaper, and it will remove superficial stains from the surfaces of your teeth, but ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Several options: You can mix with toothpaste, brush directly with it, or research the various premade toothpastes released by arm and hammer, the major supplier of ba ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
38 years experience Dentistry
Hydrogen peroxide: Baking powder will not help; baking soda can help remove surface stains but does not whiten the teeth. Hydrogen peroxide whitens the teeth (may be mi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Arm and hammer: The toothpastes are already premade for you by arm and hammer, the baking soda company. Visit a drugstore and pick one you like as there are several ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
New one on me: Try the new sheer white self applied strips. Get teeth cleaned and polished first. Most patients see results within 2 hours.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Advice: Get your teeth professionally cleaned first, then use whitening products specifically formulated to whiten your teeth. The items you mentioned will no ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
32 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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