A 17-year-old male asked:
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are there any side effects of baking soda? my brother has been using it for about 2 weeks now and he has problems in his mouth / tongue

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Needs to be seen: You didn't mention how much, how often and how he has been using it. More importantly, you didn't mention why he is using it. What problems is he having? Without personally examining him, we can't give you a good answer to your question. It would be smart to have his dentist take a look at his mouth and then properly advise him.
Answered on Jul 17, 2015
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Sensitivity: Baking soda can whiten teeth, but it is more abrasive than most toothpastes. This can abrade, or wear the teeth and make them more sensitive. Your brother should see a dentist to find out why is going on in his mouth.
Answered on Jul 20, 2013
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Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
Baking soda can also cause acid/base imbalance in the body. Some people use it as an antacid but there are better options.
Jul 19, 2013

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