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First, let us acquaint you with baking soda! So chemically known as Sodium Bicarbonate, it is a household salt is usually used for cooking— or so we thought. Apparently, there are a lot of hidden talents this white powder has. For instance, did you know brushing teeth with baking soda whitens your teeth?

Ways of Brushing Teeth with Baking Soda

You can use baking soda as a brushing agent in a number of ways. From mixing it in your toothpaste before brushing to using it with other chemicals. Below we will give you two ways of brushing your teeth with baking soda:
Method 1

  1. Take any clean, small container.
  2. Fill it with half a teaspoon of baking soda
  3. Add a few drops of water.
  4. Stir it until it turns into a paste.
  5. Use your toothbrush or fingers to apply the mixture on all surfaces of your teeth.
  6. Wait 2 minutes.
  7. Wash the paste out of your mouth with water. Make sure to get it all out.

Method 2

  1. Take a clean container.
  2. Add half a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda each.
  3. Stir it until it turns into a paste.
  4. Put the paste on all the surfaces of your teeth.
  5. Wait 2 minutes.
  6. Wash the paste out of your mouth with water. Make sure to get it all out.

Brushing Teeth With Baking Soda— Why Do It?

Using baking soda to clean your teeth has a few advantages for your oral health. Some of the benefits of brushing teeth with baking soda are:

  • Whitens Teeth: Although it is mild and shows results gradually, baking soda helps in giving you a pearly smile. The whitening properties of baking soda help remove marks from your teeth and improve their appearance. Hence, if you want to whiten your teeth— try going for sodium bicarbonate.
  • Pocket-Friendly Product: Baking soda is a relatively cheap option compared to other kinds of toothpaste, and it will cost way less, which might be worth waiting for its results.
  • Helps Protect Teeth & Gums: Baking soda helps in reducing dental biofilms, like plaque. As a result, your teeth are shielded from harmful bacteria. Thus, your gums and teeth will remain in good condition.
  • Balances pH: Using baking soda and water to rinse your mouth increases the pH levels in your mouth. This neutralizes acidity in your mouth. Results? The bacteria in your mouth will not be able to thrive. Therefore, it also guards your teeth against bacteria and the cavities they may form.

Conclusion:

Brushing teeth with baking soda is effective, but it does not show strong results like other products. Nonetheless, it has other benefits that are important for healthy teeth. But remember! Using baking soda means a lack of fluoride, which is important to re-mineralize your teeth. Also, it can sometimes lead to gum inflammations. So avoid using it if you notice anything unusual and consult your dentist. Keeping these risks in mind, if you can put up with the grainy soda— then why not make the most of it?

Got any questions on your mind regarding your oral health? Just contact Sair Dental Group at 832.924.2666.

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