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Baking Powder For Cleaning Teeth
Possible: In that baking soda (not powder) is a commonly used dentifrice it can be said to lighten teeth by helping to remove extrinsic stain or help clean them of dark surface deposits. It has no natural bleaching capability though to alter the intrinsic color of the tooth so depending on what you mean by lighten, the best answer is "maybe". ...Read more
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Doesn't really: Baking powder by itself doesn't really whiten teeth. It is a mild abrasive which sort of scrubs off stains or "sands" them off. This only works on the surface if teeth but doesn't get in any cracks or imperfections if your brush can't get in them. Best to just use a bleaching product that you get from your dentist or from a drug store if you can't afford the dentist's. ...Read more
I'd like to get some baking soda to whiten my teeth but can only find baking powder. Are they both the same thing?
Baking soda and baking powder are different. Baking powder is only about one third baking soda and two thirds other chemicals.
There are more effective ways to lighten teeth than this. Your dentist can do this for you. Or over the counter white strips will work. ...Read more
What do I need to use to whiten my teeth. I read about baking soda but cant find any but baking powder. Please what else can I use?
Best whitening: Most efficient whitening systems are done in cooperation with your Dentist. Way down on the list are whitening strips, and below them whitening toothpaste. Baking soda is merely a mild abrasive. Baking powder is useless. Before you do something damaging in the name of "beauty, " please talk to your Dentist. ...Read more
Ineffective: Save the baking powder for a recipe. Talk to your dentist about effective alternatives. ...Read more
Expectations?: It depends upon your expectations. The effect is usually minimal at best. If you want any substantial whitening, you may have to wait forever. I recommend that you have a consultation with your own dentist to discuss your treatment options. Then you will be better informed as to what you can expect regarding time, money and amount of whitening. Besides there are other important considerations. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
It can clean them: If your teeth are discolored primarily because of extrinsic stain, like coffee, tea, or smoking, baking soda is an effective dentifrice and will make them look whiter. If the teeth are intrinsically dark or yellow, cleaning won't change that but tooth bleaching may be helpful. For most people it is a combination of both issues so cleaning and bleaching together can often be effective. ...Read more
Yes, but....: Baking soda can be used instead of toothpaste to clean teeth. It can do almost as much for as toothpaste. The best way to make sure your teeth are cleaned evenly is to use the proper technique for brushing and spend enough time brushing. Flossing will significantly help also. ...Read more
1mg arestin powder used on gums following a teeth cleaning. Will this have any effect on birth control?
Doctors please can you prescribe any home use powder for cleaning a tetracycline stained teeth because I cannot afford porcelain veneer.
Internal Stain: Tetracycline discoloration is not a surface problem, but an actual color change of the actual tooth structure. Professional strength whitening products may provide positive results, but porcelain laminates may be indicated. Ask your local dentist during your consultation visit. You can discuss financing at that time, since you mentioned financial concerns. ...Read more
Can you kill germs, remineralize & whiten teeth safely with a mixture of baking soda, calcium powder (crushed calcium pills) and coconut oil?
Not recommended: Stick to major brands of toothpaste that have already been engineered to give you the best results, safely. Home concoctions may be too abraisive, and frankly will have no affect on the whitening. If you want whiter teeth, please see your dentist to discuss your candidacy and options. ...Read more
Febreze odor eliminator (powder) accidentally got into my mouth and eyes when I was using it to clean my carpets, I would say it was a decent amount?
Flush out powder!: When something gets in to your eyes, flush it out with cool water immediately. If you use ordinary tap water, that can cause some stinging. If you have saline solution, such as contact lens solution, that will be easier on your eyes. The amount you took in by mouth is pretty minimal and shouldn't cause any problems, If redness & irritation are present tomorrow, please get a complete eye exam ...Read more
Crowning Achievement: Crown care is essentially the same as routine dental care. Use a dental paste for polishing and removing soft plaque along with a regular flossing. A device such as a waterpik® will provide pressurized water to flow above/below the crown/gingival interface to remove food particles and prevent odor. An oral rinse will finish the job. Remember to avoid staining foods and juices. ...Read more
Yes: You should start cleaning them. At first, just use a piece of gauze moistened with water to wipe plaque from your baby's teeth and gums. You don't need to use toothpaste, but try to clean them twice a day. Once your baby has several teeth, you might try using a small toothbrush with just two or three rows of very soft bristles. ...Read more
Brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes. Be sure your toothbrush is not worn and use an ADA approved toothpaste. If you want your teeth to be a lighter shade, you can use a whitening toothpaste.
Use dental floss or a Water Pik to clean between your teeth. ...Read more
Brush and floss: Brushing and flossing at least twice a day as well as regular visit to your dentist will insure good oral hygiene. I recommend using a rotary toothbrush at home which does a good job at cleaning your teeth (ask your dentist for a good brand). In the meantime, stay away from sweets and acidic beverages that can erode your teeth. ...Read more
1 see your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning
2 floss and brush after each meal.....You asked
3. Get a water pik and use it twice a day am
and right before bed
4 use the toothbrush your dentist reccommends (i like a motorized tooth brush for my patients)
do all this and you will be good
esp #1 above. ...Read more
You may have significant amounts of bacteria which are removed, but in cleaning an aerosol may be created and if you have a lowered resistance, then you may get sick.
Possibly, you may need to have more frequent teeth cleanings and consider perioprotect a non-invasive home treatment to significantly remove the bacteria on a daily basis.
www. Perioprotect. Com for a dentist near you. ...Read more
Most likely plaque: The gunk on teeth you are referring to is most likely plaque. It is a biofilm that consists of hundreds of bacterial species and proteins. Chronic plaque accumulation may lead to gum diseases and when combined with sugary diets, tooth decay. Whatever the "gunk" is on your teeth, make sure you try to brush twice a day and floss at least once. ...Read more