Should You Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?
Baking soda has endless uses. If you aren’t sure as to what these are, Google can provide you with this info. That said, it is one of the ingredients often advertised on toothpaste packages.
Where is can become an issue is if you use baking soda on it’s own, straight from the box. There are many “home remedy” posts online that actually encourage people to do this because it is a more “natural” product.
You have to be careful though because too much baking soda can actually end up damaging your tooth enamel. This is because it is made up of a chemical compound that makes it mildly abrasive, hence, why you do not want to overuse it. That is how it has the ability to remove lighter surface stains and whiten your teeth.
It is also important to note that baking soda obviously doesn’t have fluoride in it like toothpaste does, which can help protect your teeth against cavities. Baking soda can also wear down the glue that you may use for orthodontic purposes, including permanent retainers.
You’re best bet is to consult with your dentist about professional teeth whitening solutions, and to ask them any questions you may have about the use of baking soda. They will be sure to point you in the right direction and give you peace of mind at the same time. You don’t want to mess with the health of your teeth after all!
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