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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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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