A 33-year-old member asked:
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i was wondering is it ok to use baking soda to help whiten your teeth?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Baking soda is: In many dental products. But baking soda is abrasive, so if you were to use it straight very often it could erode enamel. Consult with your dentist. Take care.
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Not good: There are better ways to lighten your teeth. Baking soda can make your teeth feel good and clean, but this is because it is abrasive. It will wear or abrade your enamel. It is not a good way to lighten teeth. Talk to your dentist about the many options available.
Answered on Dec 8, 2013

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