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Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?
Many treatments: Poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes are an allergic response to oils produced by these plants. If you suspect you have been exposed wash your skin well to remove the oil. If you discover the itchy red rash instead, you will need to treat the symptoms. Anti-tich measures : baking soda, diphendyramine, and avoid overheating. Hydrocoritsone cream and domeboro soaks help too. See your doctor if severe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 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
I know brushing with baking soda wears tooth enamel but is swishing with baking soda also abrasive?
No: All bicarb does is change the ph of your mouth briefly. Yeast are pretty hardy little dudes, and don't really care if you try to go at them with acid or alkaline environment - they will likely survive all of that. Best to get the appropriate medicine and treat it right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
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
Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?
Whitening: Whitening?Very little to nothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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