One important thing about the baking soda is the abrasivity. The hardness of the tooth enamel is a 5 and Baking soda’s hardness rating is 2.5. So, baking soda used consciously isn’t too abrasive. Beside that Baking soda has some benefits:
1. Supports a healthier oral pH.
2. Baking soda lowers bad bacterias count.
3. Helps to gently remove extrinsic stains from teeth.
Xylitol can be combined with Baking soda to boost remineralization. Just make sure that the xylitol is sourced from birch and not corn, you so avoid GMO exposure.
I hope this answers your question. Feel free to ask anything else!
Baking soda is a mild abrasive, just like the whitening ingredients in some of the whitening toothpaste,such as magnesium carbonate, hydrated aluminum oxides and calcium carbonate. Abrasives will remove some surface stain, but not deeply embedded stain. Going to see a dental professional will usually get more noticeable results. Professional whitening product will not cause damage to teeth as along as it is used properly and infrequently. There are numerous bleaching products to choose from, make sure it is high in quality and produces minimal sensitivity. Hope this helps.
Dr. Kathleen Young
I did caution my patients that it could be slighty abrasive on the enamal but I haven't read the studies to back this up As far as whitening, I can't really say, but it probably does, by cleaning better in combination with toothpastes and other whiteners. Thank you for asking the question.
Baking soda acts as an abrasive so in theory it can damage teeth however in practice straight baking soda has a very low dentine abrasivity. Most commercial toothpastes will have a higher abrasivity, so prima favor baking soda is safe to use.
No. Baking soda will not hurt your gums. Instead, it can increase the pH of your mouth which in return, decreases your risk of cavities if you do everything else right.
Hydrogen peroxide can help whiten your teeth but it will take a long time considering that the concentration of the over the counter form is only 3 percent. The other problem I see is that long term use may kill the good bacteria in your mouth leaving you vulnerable for opportunistic infections. Oxygen can be, believe it or not a poison for live cells!
They are mildly abrasive and will not hurt your teeth. I might suggest that you mix the baking soda tooth paste with some hydrogen peroxide. However at the first sign of sore gum tissue I would discontinue the hydrogen peroxide. Really you should consult a dentist in person as well ; I usually find that people have other deficiencies in tooth shape and size that are aesthetically more important than the color. Perhaps a tailor made approach to your smile makeover may be indicated.
I recommend this for patients who are sensitive to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or any other ingredients in toothpaste. Using an electric tooth brush like a Sonicare will also help whiten your teeth.
Baking soda is very abrasive and can be harmful around your gums if not careful. It will remove some stain, but will not do a complete job.
Hope this helps.
Baking soda will not hurt your teeth as long as you brush gently with it, and use a soft tooth brush. There is a whitening system used nowadays which does a gentle whitening and has no side effects. I use it in my practice and my patients are happy with it. It is called Iveri. Is not as aggressive as Zoom, and it can be used every 6 months. The whitening procedure takes 20 minutes, and it is done in the dental office, ideally after the dental cleaning. The cost is 129$. I hope this information helps. If you have other questions please feel free to go to my website www.brimleydental.ca, and send the question through an appointment request.
Dr Monica Dinca
Baking soda is an abrasive material that can be harmful for your teeth.
Despite all this, the attempt to flush with coconut oil can be helpful. Simply take the amount of a teaspoon into the mouth and keep it in the mouth for up to 10 minutes and rinse, daily.
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run out of H2O2, brush with a scrubbing motion. Make this your routine 2x a day or more
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