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How Often Can You Use Baking Soda On Your Teeth
Yes.: Baking soda is safe. But baking soda alone contains no fluoride, so there is no point in brushing with pure baking soda. Fluoride toothpaste will help strengthen the enamel and make them more resistant to cavities, so its important to always use toothpaste with fluoride. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but....: Baking soda can be used instead of toothpaste to clean teeth. It can do almost as much for as toothpaste. The best way to make sure your teeth are cleaned evenly is to use the proper technique for brushing and spend enough time brushing. Flossing will significantly help also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what?: What were you trying to do with baking soda? It can be abrasive and irritating to your mouth. A dentist can evaluate whatever your concern is and give you options for treatment. ...Read more
For what reason ?: To whiten your teeth? Forget it. Baking soda does not whiten your teeth, it may get them clean, but it does not remove stains which have been absorbed into your enamel. You'll need to use whitening products for that. Excess use of baking soda wears away the enamel, making the teeth weaker and looking yellower. ...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
Abrasive: Using baking soda every day may prove to be too abrasive for your teeth, resulting in premature weakening of the enamel and yellowing as the enamel becomes thin. Limited use, together with brushing, flossing, using a fluoridated toothpaste, and regular dental cleanings will keep your teeth and gums healthy. ...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
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