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Toothpaste Baking Soda
Bleeding gums: If your gums are bleeding, it is because of the bacteria that is sitting between the tooth and the gum. Your bodies first line of defense is to send blood to an infected area. How long has it been since you have seen a dentist/hygienist and had your teeth/gums professionally cleaned? Tooth paste should not cause your gums to bleed. ...Read more
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
Can using to much mouthwash with peroxide, and toothpaste with baking soda cause me to have a salty taste in mouth?
I have red bumps on my face and my cheeks are red. It looks like i got a rash. I have tried toothpaste, cornstarch, baking soda and triple antibiotic ointments. What shouldi do?
Can you mix cream of tartar with arm & hammer toothpaste with baking soda and peroxide for tooth whitening and is it harmful to teeth?
Yes, depends and why: Yes you can mix and use it. Whether or not it is harmful depends upon concentrations and frequency of use. I just question why someone would do that? It's a lot of time and energy for minimal effect, if any! there are much better methods out there that really work, are safe and are relatively economical. See your own dentist for specific advice after an exam and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I want to make a healthy toothpaste with mint extract, baking soda and glycerine. Is glycerine bad for teeth?I heard it coats and damages them.
Is a natural toothpaste made of baking soda, sea salt and organic coconut oil effective in preventing tooth problems during pregnancy. ?
Dental Hygiene: Excellent dental hygiene including regular brushing 2 or 3 times per day, flossing ideally everyday and regular checkups will help keep you healthy during pregnancy. Due to the change in hormones, the gum tissue can swell and get inflamed. I would recommend at least 2 cleanings during the pregnancy, at the beginning and sometime toward the 5th or 6th month. ...Read more
Where can I find a toothpaste that has no mint and mint related items, but not baking soda either?
I burned my lips with baking soda and toothpaste, the edges are black and crusted, how do I get my pink lips back?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it okay for me to mix baking soda, salt, pimple cleanser, toothpaste and water to make a pimple mask?
Not recommended: People who are susceptible to pimples will probably have very sensitive skin and irritating it with toothpaste is the last thing you want to do. The toothpaste can damage your skin permanently. There are many effective treatments available for pimple s. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is sprinkling baking soda on toothpaste while brushing day and night effective for whitening the teeths?
Can you tell me if i could mix baking soda, salt, pimple cleanser, toothpaste and water to make a pimple mask?
Never: If you want the equivalent of a 1st to 2nd degree burn on your face you are free to make up such a mask. You might want to limit your do it yourself projects that can't hurt/scar you like laying tile. Staying with properly tested products is always a better idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello docs, i need to whiten my teeth, how much baking soda should I use when mixing it with my toothpaste?
Whitening teeth: Depends upon existing condition ; how white you want them. Nothing over the counter nor what you can prepare yourself will do much to truly whiten teeth. Crest whitestrips do work but have limitations. Best course of action is to consult with your own dentist as to what would be best for your circumstances. Even then, get a professional cleaning first and be aware fillings and crowns do not whiten. ...Read moreSee 2 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?
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