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can i use bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda to remove light tartar stains?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not as effective: Not as effective as having your teeth professionally cleaned by the Dentist/Hygienist, and then brushing 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock w a whitening toothpaste. Homeopathic remedies not as effective as specifically engineered products.
Answered on Sep 23, 2015
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Calculus: Calculus is best removed by a scaler, then polished with dental prophy paste. Although baking soda is abrasive you may also wear away some of your enamel. Sounds like you need a good, professional cleaning.
Answered on Apr 19, 2016

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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No: Improve your diet.
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No: Drink lots of plain water, not bicarb.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Probably not: Sodium bicarbonate v'es stomach acid & is used as an antacid to treat heartburn.

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