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How Often Can You Use Baking Soda On Your Teeth
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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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?
Does brushing your teeth with baking soda and braces on cause your teeth to be discolored when you get your braces off later?
No: Keeping your teeth clean is the key to not having issues later when the braces come off. Baking soda is good for managing gum issues but it lacks Fluoride which is helpful to prevent decay especially while wearing braces. I'd suggest avoiding any bleaching of your teeth while the braces are on as the enamel under the brackets won't change color and you could end up with dark spots. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you use listerene and brush your teeth with colgate all the time. What can cause inflammation on the gums?
Does baking soda and lemon juice really help to whiten teeth and charcoal if not what can I use . professional whitening treatments are too expensive.
No: what you described will not. Over the counter whitening strips and pastes can. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Docs can you explain, is the arm and hammer toothpaste the same as using reg toothpaste and baking soda?
Marketing hype : Dr. Paul keyes developed the "keyes method" for oral hygiene in early '70s. He used baking soda (to neutralize plaque acids) and hydrogen peroxide (to kill anaerobic germs) to improve health. Nearly every toothpaste company has jumped on the bandwagon since. Problem is it doesn't work. Decay is a frequency/duration/quantity issue and there's not enough h2o2 to work. Any paste will do. Floss, too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take for baking soda and peroxide to start working to whiten your teeth without a dentist?
Why: You should weigh the pros, cons, risks and benefits of toothpaste, mouthwash... These items have been in history for a long time, and unless you're super allergic to all of them, there's a reason why they're still used today and recommended by american dental assoc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use baking soda to brush my teeth in order to make them whiter? How often can I do this so it wont harm my teeth?
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter products and baking soda. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more
How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing mouth off with water immediately after brushing.
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
Baking Soda, H2O2: I don't necessarily advocate this although i an aware that this has been around for a long time and some dentists do recommend it. In my opinion, i would ask the general dentist or periodontist who you use and can evaluate the health of your gums advise you. ...Read more
Can you tell me docs, is brushing your teeth with baking soda and neem just as good as fluoride toothpaste?
Does putting baking soda and strawberry on teeth to make them whiter work or does it harm the teeth?
Strawberry??: Baking soda is a terrific deodorizer and mildly abrasive. It will not whiten the teeth like a professional whitener, but can remove superficial stains. I can't imagine a reason why to include strawberries unless the baking soda tastes that bad. See a dentist for better options that will be safe for your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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