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Is It Safe To Use Baking Soda On Your Teeth
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
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
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
Yes: Both can be used safely.Get a more detailed 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
Don't swallow it: Long before it was in toothpastes, patients were using this combination. It is effective in cleaning, however ther is no Fluoride being provided to the teeth. If you like using this, i would recommend a Fluoride rinse or toothpaste afterwards. Happy cleaning. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Leave it alone: Hi Gary 799. Your underarm (axilla) has a lot of oil/scent/pheremone glands and the hair is there to help spread your smell to attract other humans. I try to get people to embrace this natural part of themselves. Any treatments, particularly shaving but including anti-perspirants, can cause more trouble than you might suspect. Consult a dermatologist if you must proceed. ...Read more
In what form?: All whitening strips and gels use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. They are generally safe because the company formulates the gel with approved methods, and your dentist creates a custom tray to protect your teeth. I do not recommend trying peroxide straight out the bottle as a home whitening remedy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Whitening toothpaste will not cause any problems while wearing braces. The minimal whitening you may get can then be continued on the surfaces currently covered by the brackets after removal. Better yet, now you will have nice straight teeth, so get them professionally whitened by your dentist. You will be much happier with the results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: "whitening" mouth washes will not damage your teeth. Many people have tissue sensitivity to these rinses. Personally, I have not found any of these rinses to have any effect on the color of your teeth. I'd suggest you don't waste your money on these products. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Absolutely not: Teeth will demineralize when exposed to an acid environment, with a ph below about 5.5. Most vinegars don't approach a ph of 5, and some have ph's of as low as 2.4, which would cause significant loss of tooth structure. Vinegar is for salad and for pickling; it is not for teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is is true if i put a little amount of baking soda on toothpaste it will whiten my teeth and won't damage enamel?
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
No: It's a matter of regulation. Best to use baking soda in recipes, peroxide to clean traumatic lesions. Use products specifically tested for intro-oral use (look for the ada seal of approval on the package. Baking soda can be too abrasive. Peroxide can be too strong. ...Read more
Is baking soda safe to use for brushing a baby's teeth? I read that I should be using fluoride toothpaste, but i'm afraid that my daughter has the same fluoride sensitivity that i have. Is using baking soda a safe alternative?
Absolutely not: Abrasive baking soda, a baking ingredient, is not a good substitute for toothpaste. While children need carefully monitored amounts of fluoride, Fluoride supplements and toothpaste have to be carefully titrated in children. 1st dental ck-up age 1, if for no other reason than to manage toothpaste/fluoride. Get your information from dentist rather than from reader's digest. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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