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Can I Use 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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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
Different patient have different results and outcome
baking soda usually help remove stain. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Baking Soda: Baking soda will not whiten your teeth. It is an abrasive, like sandpaper, and it will remove superficial stains from the surfaces of your teeth, but it will not whiten your teeth. You will need to purchase one of the many otc whitening products or have it applied professionally by your dentist. Overuse of baking soda can wear your teeth away. ...Read more
Several options: You can mix with toothpaste, brush directly with it, or research the various premade toothpastes released by arm and hammer, the major supplier of baking soda. ...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
Baking soda: May remove surface stains but it doesn't whiten teeth. Although baking soda is an ingredient in many toothpastes - to use it by itself could be abrasive to your teeth. ...Read more
Hello docs, I need to whiten my teeth, how much baking soda should I use when mixing it with my toothpaste?
Whitening teeth: Depends upon existing condition ; how white you want them. Nothing over the counter nor what you can prepare yourself will do much to truly whiten teeth. Crest whitestrips do work but have limitations. Best course of action is to consult with your own dentist as to what would be best for your circumstances. Even then, get a professional cleaning first and be aware fillings and crowns do not whiten. ...Read more
Is is true if I put a little amount of baking soda on toothpaste it will whiten my teeth and won't damage enamel?
No!: Baking soda is mildly abrasive and can wear away your teeth (unless it is part of arm and hammer toothpaste). But more important baking soda has no 'oxidative' power to whiten teeth. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Whitening: Whitening? Very little to nothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why?: With so many products on the market that carry the ada seal showing them to b both safe and effective, why would you pick a product to use off label? ...Read more
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