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Doctor insights on: How Often Can You Use Baking Soda On Your Teeth

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Is baking "soda" safe on my teeth?

Is baking "soda" safe on my 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 more

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Is baking soda useful for teeth?

Is baking soda useful for teeth?

Can't really hurt: Proper brushing and seeing a dentist are the best treatment for caring of the teeth. Baking soda can help, but brushing properly and not too quickly, flossing and professional cleaning is the best bet. ...Read more

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Does baking soda clean teeth evenly or not?

Does baking soda clean teeth evenly or not?

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 more

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Would cleaning my teeth with baking soda make it sensitive?

Would cleaning my teeth with baking soda make it sensitive?

Well the problem: With straight baking soda is that is abrasive. So, if you used it often it could erode your enamel. Many toothpastes already contain bits of baking soda. ...Read more

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I tried baking soda and it made my teeth worse. What can I do?

I tried baking soda and it made my teeth worse. What can I do?

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

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I've been using baking soda on my teeth for a little bit now. When can I start seeing results?

I've been using baking soda on my teeth for a little bit now. When can I start seeing results?

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

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Bleaching teeth with baking soda helpful?

Bleaching teeth with baking soda helpful?

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 more

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How is baking soda to brush your teeth?

How is baking soda to brush your teeth?

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

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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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Why and how does baking soda whiten a person's teeth?

Why and how does baking soda whiten a person's teeth?

Not Recommended: Baking soda is highly abrasive and removes enamel therefore it is highly not recommended. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is baking soda bad for your teeth?

Can you tell me docs, is baking soda bad for your teeth?

Baking soda: It used to be used in the 1800s and still is today- it can be a bit abrasive and may taste strange but it will work.. ...Read more

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What quantity of baking soda do I use to whiten my teeth?

What quantity of baking soda do I use to whiten my teeth?

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

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Does using baking soda instead of toothpaste damage your teeth?

Does using baking soda instead of toothpaste damage your teeth?

Early toothpaste: Some parents use a little baking soda on infant teeth instead of the non-fluoride tooth paste when they have trouble finding it or to get medication stains off.Fluoride tp is not recommended early on when babies swallow a lot of the gel, I generally prefer to have a dentist apply the gel directly in early childhood & wait for regular Fluoride tp until the kid is ~3. I see little pbs with it in kids. ...Read more

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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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I need some help please! Why isn't baking soda whitening my teeth?

I need some help please! Why isn't baking soda whitening my teeth?

Wrong info: Baking soda does not whiten teeth. It is an abrasive that can help remove superficial stains, making your teeth appear whiter, but not actually changing the color. The more you use it the more you will wear away your enamel, making your teeth look yellower. You will need to use whitening products, either otc or professionally applied. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of baking soda when using it for your teeth?

Are there any side effects of baking soda when using it for your teeth?

Yes, it is abrasive: Baking soda is a natural tooth whitener, but is very abrasive. With repeated use over time it could weaken the enamel. Please consult with your local dentist. ...Read more

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I'm buying baking soda so I can whiten my teeth. Wondering how exactly do you do it?

I'm buying baking soda so I can whiten my teeth. Wondering how exactly do you do it?

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

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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 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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Does putting baking soda and strawberry on teeth to make them whiter work or does it harm the teeth?

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 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?

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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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?

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

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My teeth are geneticaly brown but I really want them whiter I've looked online and they said use baking soda and peroxide I don't know if it will work?

My teeth are geneticaly brown but I really want them whiter I've looked online and they said use baking soda and peroxide I don't know if it will work?

Genetically?: Genetics can affect the shade of your teeth but from the way you stated your question, I am concerned that possibly you may have staining from taking tetracycline antibiotics as a child. This would not be genetic but will make your teeth grey, brown or in that range but unacceptably dark. Bleaching may help but it will be a long term endeavor and will need to be under the supervision of your dds. ...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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Baking soda and lemon bad for teeth?

Baking soda and lemon bad for teeth?

Together, yes: Citric acid breaks down tooth enamel, and baking soda is abrasive. Terrible combination. You'll be doing more harm than good. If you are trying to whiten them, then you'll need to use professional grade products designed to whiten teeth without harming them. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more

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Will baking soda & lemon whitening teeth?

Will baking soda & lemon whitening teeth?

Whitening: Yes. But, it is not the best method for effecting a change of tooth color. There are many relatively inexpensive "kits" available through your dentist or hygienist which will work much better, and will not have the erosive potential that this combination will have. ...Read more

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Does bleaching teeth with baking soda whiten it?

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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Does brush my teeth with baking soda make my BP high?

Does brush my teeth with baking soda make my BP high?

No: Because if you brush with baking soda, you will ingest very little. But using baking soda is a bad idea because you need a toothpaste with Fluoride in it. Without the Fluoride in your toothpaste, and drinking 4, 8 oz glasses of fluoridated water per day, your cavity risk factor will be very high, like it was back before water fluoridation in the late 50's early 60's. ...Read more

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What happens to teeth if I brush with plain baking soda?

Plaque removal: Baking soda is one of the cheapest commercial teeth whiteners present in the market today. One box of baking soda costs somewhere near a dollar, and this one box can be used for over a hundred brushings. Overall, brushing with baking soda is believed to enhance dental health. ...Read more