A 41-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me docs, is brushing with baking soda good (i want to whiten teeth)?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Several better ways: Power strips and swabs are on the market that work surprisingly well.
Answered on Dec 11, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not good: Save the baking soda for the kitchen. Best way to whiten is system provided by your dentist. Second best is an otc system combined w whitening toothpaste.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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No: Baking soda will cause wearing down your enamel and after a while, your tooth will look translucent and greyish, not white. The thicker the enamel, t ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Do not use: I answered this in another one of your posts. The acid in the lemon will soften the enamel and the baking soda (which is abrasive) will then wear it a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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 47-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.

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