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Wanted to know if I can use opened baking soda to whiten my teeth?

Wanted to know if I can use opened baking soda to whiten my teeth?

No: Baking soda will not whiten your teeth. All it will do is clean off the surface debris making your teeth appear whiter. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten my teeth?

Is it possible for me to use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten my teeth?

Nope: They are two different materials. Baking powder is for baking, and baking soda is abrasive and will do a terrific job of wearing away your enamel, over time. If you really want whiter teeth, you will need to use otc drugstore products or have it done professionally. ...Read more

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I'd like to get some baking soda to whiten my teeth but can only find baking powder. Are they both the same thing?

I'd like to get some baking soda to whiten my teeth but can only find baking powder. Are they both the same thing?

Different things: 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

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Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

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 more

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I tried using baking soda to whiten teeth but nothing happened. Does this work?

It should: Different patient have different results and outcome
baking soda usually help remove stain. ...Read more

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I heard people back in the day that used baking soda to whiten their teeth. Does this work?

I heard people back in the day that used baking soda to whiten their teeth. Does this work?

Not Really: If you have stain on your teeth the baking soda can help remove extrinsic stains (on the outside of the tooth). I believe however you are referring to "tooth bleaching" which is the process of removing intrinsic stains and baking soda is not very effective for that purpose. ...Read more

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Can I try hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to whiten teeth?

Can I try hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to whiten teeth?

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

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How often can I use baking soda & lemon paste to brush my teeth so they can naturally whiten? Is it safe? How about gargling mixture with water?

How often can I use baking soda & lemon paste to brush my teeth so they can naturally whiten? Is it safe? How about gargling mixture with water?

Do not use: I answered this in another one of your posts. The acid in the lemon will soften the enamel and the baking soda (which is abrasive) will then wear it away. Why not just use dental whitening products to accomplish your goals? They are peroxide based, which is natural. ...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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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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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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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?

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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Please tell me what and how does baking soda whiten your teeth?

Added Abrasive: The baking soda works as an abrasive, much like coarse sandpaper vs fine grit sand paper. I discourage the use of baking soda as I feel it is too abrasive for teeth. Talk to your dentist for a better alternative. ...Read more

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How often can you whiten your teeth with peroxide and baking soda?

Never!: Peroxide and baking soda can sometimes whiten your teeth, but they don't do it predictably or safely. You have no idea what is happening or what can go wrong when you experiment with chemicals like those in your bathroom. Buy some decent dental bleach from a reputable company or your dentist...Then you'll know it will work and that you'll be safe! Spend a little money and do it right. ...Read more

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What is best to whiten teeth with at home fast besides baking soda?

Whiten teeth: Please see a dentist to get your teeth whitend up and you will also be taught how to keep your lovely teeth sparkling! ...Read more

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I was wondering is it ok to use baking soda to help whiten your teeth?

I was wondering is it ok to use baking soda to help whiten your teeth?

Not good: There are better ways to lighten your teeth. Baking soda can make your teeth feel good and clean, but this is because it is abrasive. It will wear or abrade your enamel. It is not a good way to lighten teeth. Talk to your dentist about the many options available. ...Read more

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Does baking soda whiten your teeth and if so does it do it dramatically? (for surface stains)

Does baking soda whiten your teeth and if so does it do it dramatically? (for surface stains)

Sometimes!: Baking soda can brighten your teeth if the discoloration is coming from surface stains only. You need to be careful using this product because of the abrasive nature. Baking soda can wear the enamel off your teeth when done in excess. ...Read more

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Is baking soda safe to you on teeth to whiten?

Is baking soda safe to you on teeth to whiten?

Yes: It has been used as a dentifrice for years. Caution with any abrasive and excess scrubbing but it should be fine to use to remove extrinsic stain. It won't change the internal tooth shade, however, so it may or may not actually cause your teeth to look whiter. ...Read more

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