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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know brushing with baking soda wears tooth enamel but is swishing with baking soda also abrasive?
Is sprinkling baking soda on toothpaste while brushing day and night effective for whitening the teeths?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whitening: Whitening?Very little to nothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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