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Baking Powder For Cleaning Teeth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: Neither will really whiten your teeth. Baking soda is abrasive and may remove some surface stains, but it does not really whiten your teeth. Excessive use may actually wear your enamel away. Professionally dispensed products are the strongest and best way to whiten your teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is sprinkling baking soda on toothpaste while brushing day and night effective for whitening the teeths?
I know brushing with baking soda wears tooth enamel but is swishing with baking soda also abrasive?
Hydrogen per oxide or salt water is better for mouth wash for tooth infection and cleaning after wisdom tooth removal?
Salt water: ..but not too soon after the surgery so you don't dislodge the blood clot. Hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and is primarily indicated for a condition called Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis or Trenchmouth. It needs to be diluted before oral use. Warm salt water OTOH, is benign and quite helpful in your situation. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Yes if in right porp: If the two substances are properly mixed, usually about half and half, this serves as a very effective 'toothpaste' to aid you in cleaning your teeth. ...Read more
Together, yes: Citric acid breaks down tooth enamel, and baking soda is abrasive. Terrible combination. You'll be doing more harm than good. If you are trying to whiten them, then you'll need to use professional grade products designed to whiten teeth without harming them. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more
It whitens teeth.: Whitening rinses contain a whitening agent (like hydrogen peroxide) similar to whitening toothpastes. However, they only whiten very, very slowly since the are normally in contact with the teeth for only a minute or two. Contrast this with whitening strips or trays which are usually kept in contact with the teeth for an hour or so at a time. Trays will work much better and faster than rinses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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