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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda bad for skin and teeth?

Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda bad for skin and teeth?

No: No, but not much good, either. Use a dentifrice with the american dental assn seal on the package. That way you'll know that the claims on the package have been proven to be accurate, and the toothpaste does what it says. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should use bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda to help whiten my teeth?

Please tell me if I should use bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda to help whiten my teeth?

You can: There are a variety of products, but I like the new sheer white strips. Great results with one use on most patients in 2 hours. Ps get your teeth cleaned and polished prior to use. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to use bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda in your teeth with a toothbrush please tell me?

What age do you have to be to use bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda in your teeth with a toothbrush please tell me?

Ask your own dentist: I don't think that you should do anything on your own without the asking the dentist who personally treats you. Ask your parent to call or the next time you visit the dentist. In the meantime use regular fluoridated toothpaste and also floss your teeth. If you don't know how to floss, ask your dentist or dental hygienist to show you how. ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda corrosive to tooth enamel?

Not really.: It will "polish" more than corrode.
Microscopically, may show some "grinding" but not significant as to worry about it. ...Read more

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Does bicarbinate soda work for white teeth?

Does bicarbinate soda work for white teeth?

Helps remove stain: Baking soda is an abrasive and helps remove stain. No other whitening effect. If used long term the abrasive affect can thin enamel of teeth causing teeth to look yellow. The under layer called dentin is yellow and the thinner the enamel the more the yellow tint shows through. ...Read more

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Can sodium bicarbonate take away teeth stains?

Yes: Also known as baking soda. Baking soda was commonly used by mixing with water and using it to brush your teeth. Dentists don't recommend using it this way, but many toothpaste companies have incorporated sodium bicarbonate in their whitening toothpastes. If used properly, these toothpastes are helpful for removing extrinsic stains. If the staining is intrinsic, no amount of baking soda will work. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to brush your teeth with sodium bicarbonate?

Is it healthy to brush your teeth with sodium bicarbonate?

Why?: It's not un-healthy... But why would you use it? There are many toothpastes out there with sodium bicarbonate - arm and hammer. Plus with a toothpaste you get the flouride. If you are brushing only with baking soda... Get the benefit of flouride and use a toothpaste with both. ...Read more

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Could anyone knew any way like sodium bicarbonate or something theat can dissasolve/remove caries from my teeth?

Could anyone knew any way like sodium bicarbonate or something theat can dissasolve/remove caries from my teeth?

Sorry, no: The only way to restore teeth with caries is to see a dentist for care. There's no magic paste or liquid or technique you can do at home to solve this problem. Please make the call. ...Read more

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Does baking soda clean teeth evenly or not?

Does baking soda clean teeth evenly or not?

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

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Would cleaning my teeth with baking soda make it sensitive?

Would cleaning my teeth with baking soda make it sensitive?

Well the problem: With straight baking soda is that is abrasive. So, if you used it often it could erode your enamel. Many toothpastes already contain bits of baking soda. ...Read more

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Does rinsing your mouth with water immediately after drinking soda pop clean all its sugar residue off the teeth?

Does rinsing your mouth with water immediately after drinking soda pop clean all its sugar residue off the teeth?

Yes, except: If your teeth have unremoved bacterial plaque (for example, not flossing to remove bacteria between teeth) the sugars in the soda can "feed" the bacteria, causing the sugars to be converted into acids. So you can't skip cleaning steps and expect simply rinsing with water to be a cure-all. ...Read more

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Does soda permanently stain your teeth?

Not likely: You can have stains removed with proper brushing/flossing or by your hygienist. Whitening can help as well. ...Read more

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Does carbonated soda hurt my teeth?

Yes...: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...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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Baking soda and lemon bad for teeth?

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

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How is baking soda to brush your teeth?

How is baking soda to brush your teeth?

Abrasive: Using baking soda every day may prove to be too abrasive for your teeth, resulting in premature weakening of the enamel and yellowing as the enamel becomes thin. Limited use, together with brushing, flossing, using a fluoridated toothpaste, and regular dental cleanings will keep your teeth and gums healthy. ...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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Using soda with salt is good for teeth whitening?

Using soda with salt is good for teeth whitening?

Not Really: Baking soda and salt do not have whitening properties. There are products specifically formulated to whiten teeth; the best is available through your dentist. ...Read more

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Please help! Does baking soda really whiten teeth?

Please help! Does baking soda really whiten teeth?

No: No baking soda can be used to clean teeth and it may remove some stains but the best way to whiten teeth is with products that use whitening gels that are peroxide based. They can be purchased over the counter or from your dentist. ...Read more

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Does brush my teeth with baking soda make my BP high?

Does brush my teeth with baking soda make my BP high?

No: Because if you brush with baking soda, you will ingest very little. But using baking soda is a bad idea because you need a toothpaste with Fluoride in it. Without the Fluoride in your toothpaste, and drinking 4, 8 oz glasses of fluoridated water per day, your cavity risk factor will be very high, like it was back before water fluoridation in the late 50's early 60's. ...Read more

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What happens to teeth if I brush with plain baking soda?

What happens to teeth if I brush with plain baking soda?

Plaque removal: Baking soda is one of the cheapest commercial teeth whiteners present in the market today. One box of baking soda costs somewhere near a dollar, and this one box can be used for over a hundred brushings. Overall, brushing with baking soda is believed to enhance dental health. ...Read more

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Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Yes: Remember acid is what ultimately causes the cavities. Some articles infer the diet sodas may be worse since they are more acidic. Acid is also the byproduct of sugar breakdown by the bacteria. That is also why you need to be careful not to switch to juices that are also acidic and rich in sugar. ...Read more

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Is there any way to whiten teeth with with out baking soda?

Is there any way to whiten teeth with with out baking soda?

Whitening for 11 yo?: Have your daughter's dentist examine her brushing habits as well as health of teeth and gums and then discuss whether or not it would be appropriate to try to whiten her and if so, what would be the best method. There are many mild to strong whitening products and techniques, both in office and OTC. Unless a real problem, whitening for an 11 year old? ...Read more

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Can you use cornstarch to whiten teeth instead of baking soda?

Can you use cornstarch to whiten teeth instead of baking soda?

Won't work: It's proper brushing and flossing, not necessarily the toothpaste, that is the most important. ...Read more

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I need some direction on how to whiten teeth with baking soda?

I need some direction on how to whiten teeth with baking soda?

Bleaching teeth: Baking soda is an abrasive, so it doesn't really whiten teeth, rather, it can remove some superficial stains like coffee, tea, smoking etc. ...Read more

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