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Recommended toothpaste and mouthwash?

The Answer...: The answer to your question is easily researched on the internet. You could access a resource such as www.2thtruth.Com or many others. Consumers report has written several good articles on this. ...Read more

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Bleaching teeth with baking soda helpful?

Bleaching teeth with baking soda helpful?

Whitening: Bleaching with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a slurry can whiten the teeth, but if your teeth get sensitive to air/cold or the gums burn discontinue. Their are many products dispensed at a dental office that work very well and better than otc. Discuss with your dentist so he can evaluated what would be best for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Yes: Any toothpaste can irritate the gums baking soda in te mouth has an increase abrasive products. ...Read more

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Is sprinkling baking soda on toothpaste while brushing day and night effective for whitening the teeths?

Is sprinkling baking soda on toothpaste while brushing day and night effective for whitening the teeths?

No: Even though baking soda can help keep teeth whiter, it can also abrade your enamel too quickly, which can make your teeth look yellow years down the road. ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

No : Toothpaste is used mainly to prevent cavities/gingivitis or reduce tooth sensitivity. Regular toothpaste will not whiten teeth and neither will whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste is usually more abrasive and will remove surface stains on the outside of the tooth, but is not absorbed into the tooth to actually whiten your teeth. In other words, it may clean the teeth but not whiten. ...Read more

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Is using salt good for brushing teeth when i'm bleaching with baking soda?

Is using salt good for brushing teeth when i'm bleaching with baking soda?

Not Recommended: You may be doing more harm than good when it comes to brushing your teeth with salt and baking soda. OTC safe whitening products (e.g. whitening toothpastes or gel) available today for home use at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Does using baking soda instead of toothpaste damage your teeth?

Does using baking soda instead of toothpaste damage your teeth?

Early toothpaste: Some parents use a little baking soda on infant teeth instead of the non-fluoride tooth paste when they have trouble finding it or to get medication stains off.Fluoride tp is not recommended early on when babies swallow a lot of the gel, i generally prefer to have a dentist apply the gel directly in early childhood & wait for regular Fluoride tp until the kid is ~3. I see little pbs with it in kids. ...Read more

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Does bleaching teeth with baking soda whiten it?

Does bleaching teeth with baking soda whiten it?

Bs doesn't bleach: Baking soda is an abrasive and can remove stains but what it doesn't do is bleach teeth. You need a stirring oxidant like peroxide to bleach teeth. ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Does baking soda and water whiten your teeth?

Does baking soda and water whiten your teeth?

Yes: Brushing your teeth with baking soda and water twice a day for 2 weeks will whiten the color of the teeth. Brush for at least 2 minutes and make sure you rinse well after using the baking soda. ...Read more

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I swollowed crest whitening toothpaste about a teaspoon?

I swollowed  crest whitening toothpaste about a teaspoon?

Should be OK but...: Normally not an issue, but if swallowed a lot, I would contact poison control and ask questions. ...Read more

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Which is better to use for teeth whitening: baking soda whitening strips or whisky?

Whitening strips: Of the choices, whitening stripes. Out of all possible choices, in office whitening by far is the most effective method in whitening teeth. ...Read more

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Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay. ...Read more

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Would baking soda salt egg whites and milk whiten teeth?

Would baking soda salt egg whites and milk whiten teeth?

Probably NOT: Stay with proven professional products. Most dentist will give you whitening for free with a new patient exam and cleaning which you need anyway for the best results. ...Read more

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Can baking soda safely whiten teeth?

Can baking soda safely whiten teeth?

Be carefull: Baking soda is abrasive so be carefull. I wouldn't use it, but if you want to, make sure you don't brush too hard and make sure you use a soft toothbrush. ...Read more

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Can i try hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to whiten teeth?

Can i try hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to whiten teeth?

Not really: This combination is more to reduce bacterial populations in periodontal or gum disease rather than whitening teeth. You can get some lightening with this by removing plaque and surface debris. These solutions do not stay in contact with your teeth long enough to penetrate through the enamel into the dentin to lighten the teeth. ...Read more