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A 47-year-old member asked:

please help! does baking soda ruin your gums when you use it to whiten your teeth?

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Dr. Peter Susanin
Periodontics 33 years experience
Baking Soda: Baking soda can be used to help maintain dental health. It is very important to dilute the baking soda to minimize an abrasive effect. It has not been documented to "ruin the gums" but as with any modality, it must be used in the proper concentration and with the proper method.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Why?: With so many products on the market that carry the ada seal showing them to b both safe and effective, why would you pick a product to use off label?

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