Baking soda for teeth.
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a very common substance employed for many purposes. Its many features make it a common element in all homes. It serves to disinfect, cooking, washing clothes and as anti limestone. Also, it’s very cheap.
In recent years, many people have started to use it even in the context of oral hygiene, because of its abrasive and anti-acid
characteristics. Indeed, baking soda is considered a useful substance to whiten teeth since it might slightly erode the enamel and remove the stains on it.
Whiten teeth with baking soda.
White teeth are today one of the most popular symbols of beauty, and many people ask their dentist for bleaching treatments.
The colour of the enamel is a genetic characteristic that varies from person to person, but sometimes teeth may become stained or darken due to coloured foods and drinks, or because of tobacco.
Stains on teeth can be removed by the dentist or dental hygienist, or even through the many products that are commonly sold in stores. There also many home remedies, such as the use of baking soda, but some treatments can be harmful if used improperly, can erode tooth enamel or inflame the gums.
Furthermore, not all spots are equal and false teeth not respond to this type of treatments.
Home teeth whitening.
Soda is particularly widespread because it is very economical and it seems to work as a bleaching agent and help against acids and plaque on teeth. Anyway, it is not recommended by the ADA (American Dental Association), it doesn’t contain fluoride, which helps prevent dental cavities, and doesn’t kill bacteria, so you will still need to use your regular toothpaste.
Moreover, if you have braces that contain orthodontic glue or use a permanent retainer, baking soda will soften the glue.
Baking soda can be used to remove surface stains and it seems to fights bad breath. Usually, you have to wet the toothbrush and dip the bristles in the soda until to obtain a white paste.
Cleaning teeth with baking soda.
Baking soda can also be added to the toothpaste or be employed along with vinegar or strawberry, lemon juice, peppermint or hydrogen peroxide.
For any problems or discomforts, for example, if brushing with baking soda may result in burning or tingling sensations, stop use it and turn to your dentist.