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can baking powder be used as a home remedy to whiten teeth?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
You can use: baking powder or over the counter tooth paste. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results.
Answered on Apr 5, 2020
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not really: Baking soda (not powder) is abrasive and will remove surface stains, but not actually whiten your teeth very much. Excess use can wear away the enamel making your teeth weaker. Consider using products specifically designed to whiten teeth. OTC gels may work for you, but nothing beats professionally dispensed and applied products.
Answered on Oct 31, 2015

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