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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Zinc and baking soda: Taking an extra 15 mg. Of zinc once should not be a problem but if you are overly concerned, don't take it tomorrow. Swallowing a bit of baking soda ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Dysphagia is serious: I have several concerns about your question: 1) baking soda can hurt you when taken indefinitely; 2) difficulty swallowing in the context of chronic i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Leavening: Leavening in baking. Absorbs odors. Mild cleaning agent. A not very effective dentifrice.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No : That is a myth.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
No: Just be sure to rinse out thoroughly. Remember that you are not getting Fluoride unless using toothpaste with it in it or rinsing with a Fluoride rins ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Together, yes: Citric acid breaks down tooth enamel, and baking soda is abrasive. Terrible combination. You'll be doing more harm than good. If you are trying to whi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Baking powder is not a baking soda. They are different types of chemical ingredients... which means using the wrong one can make one's baking taste od ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
NO: no The abrasive nature of the powder is not effective in a mouthwash!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience in Bariatrics
No: No.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Brushing your teeth with baking soda and water twice a day for 2 weeks will whiten the color of the teeth. Brush for at least 2 minutes and make sure ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: Baking soda is a little abrasive but so is toothpaste. They both can aid in cleaning but the physical mechanical motion is the most important and the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvis Burris
22 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Any toothpaste can irritate the gums baking soda in te mouth has an increase abrasive products.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Does not have the same effect.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience in Dentistry
Works Slightly Maybe: Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate & has been used for hundreds of years as a toothpaste. It is mildly abrasive (in contrast to some whitening toothpas ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It will decrease gas produced by excess acid in the stomach. However, if gas is a major problem for you, you should have your primary care physician ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
46 years experience in Prosthodontics
Whitening: Whitening?Very little to nothing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience in Dentistry
No: Baking soda helps remove stains from teeth but does not prevent cavities. Green tea helps improve the immune system but does not prevent decay.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: It is fine to use those ingredients when cooking during pregnancy. They will cause no problems for you or your baby. If you don't use them your cake ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is an antacid: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) acts as an antacid. It shouldn't cause diarrhea.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience in Dermatology
No: No.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Nope: The acid in the lemon will soften the enamel and the baking soda (which is abrasive) will then wear it away. Why not just use dental whitening product ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Abrasive/superficial: Baking soda is an abrasive that can over wear enamel over time, making it thinner and yellower (2nd layer of tooth under enamel is yellow). Milk and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) does fight yeast if that is what is causing the thrush. So technically it could if that is the cause.

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