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Sunday, November 14, 2021

How to Use Baking Soda to Whiten Teeth

Having white teeth can significantly increase one's confidence. Thankfully, you may not need to spend a fortune on teeth whitening kits or professional procedures. Brushing or rinsing with baking soda may help whiten your teeth, but caution should be exercised when using it. Brush with baking soda in moderation and avoid using excessive force to prevent dental erosion. Keep in mind that discolouration may indicate dental problems, so schedule an appointment with a dentist if you haven't had one in a while. Additionally, you can also opt for porcelain veneers at a dentist in Sherman for perfect, white teeth.

Using a Baking Soda Paste as a Brush

Combine baking soda and water in a bowl. 

1. Combine 14 to 12 teaspoons (112 to 3g) baking soda in a small cup with enough water to make a paste. A paste composed of approximately two parts baking soda and one part water is more convenient to apply and more effective than baking soda alone.

Avoid combining baking soda and lemon, strawberry, or any other fruit juice to form a paste. Fruit juices are highly acidic and may erode the enamel of your teeth, particularly when mixed with baking soda or other abrasive items.

2. Brush your teeth for 1 to 2 minutes with the baking soda paste. Dip a soft-bristled brush into the paste and use circular motions to gently scrub your teeth. Instead of scrubbing one location for the entire two minutes, brush all over. Avoid brushing too vigorously or you risk injuring your teeth.

Alternatively, gently rub the paste between your teeth with your hands. Rub in gentle circular motions and avoid excessive force.
Avoid cleaning the base of your teeth and around your gum line with baking soda if you have receding gums. The substance that protects your teeth behind the gums is softer and more susceptible to injury than enamel.

3. After brushing, rinse your mouth thoroughly. Spit out the baking soda and rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after brushing for two minutes. Additionally, thoroughly rinse your toothbrush.

Take note that you should not rinse your mouth after brushing with fluoride toothpaste, as this lowers the positive benefits of fluoride. As a result, avoid brushing or rinsing your teeth with baking soda immediately after brushing with ordinary toothpaste. If necessary, use as little water as possible to rinse away visible residue after using ordinary toothpaste.

4. Repeat every other day for a maximum of two weeks. Brush your teeth with baking soda paste every other day for a maximum of one to two weeks. Then reduce it to once or twice a week. Because baking soda is abrasive, using it more regularly may cause harm to your teeth.

Bear in mind that brushing your teeth with baking soda should not substitute for regular toothpaste brushing. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis are the best strategies to maintain healthy teeth.

Consult your dentist prior to brushing with baking soda to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough for this approach. Your teeth may be abrasion-sensitive, and baking soda can result in irreparable tooth erosion.

Attempting Alternative Techniques

Combine two parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide ranging from 1% to 3%. While hydrogen peroxide may whiten teeth, it should be used cautiously. To test this procedure, use two parts baking soda and one part 1 to 3% hydrogen peroxide to produce a paste. Brush your teeth for 1 to 2 minutes with the mixture, then rinse with water.

Ensure that you are using hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of no more than 3%. Brush your teeth with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda no more than once a week.
If you have a burning feeling, stop brushing and rinse your mouth with cool water. If you have receding or sensitive gums, avoid this approach, as hydrogen peroxide can cause discomfort and harm exposed roots.

Brush your teeth with a toothpaste mixture of baking soda and fluoride. Squeeze ordinary toothpaste onto your toothbrush and top it with a pinch of baking soda. Brush your teeth normally for two minutes, using gentle, circular strokes. Then spit and, if necessary, swirl your mouth with a little water to remove any white residue.

Brush with baking soda and toothpaste in moderation, just as you would with a baking soda and water paste. Initially, brush with baking soda every other day for 1 to 2 weeks, then once or twice a week at most.

Additionally, you can purchase toothpaste that contains baking soda. In the United States, check for products that bear the ADA (American Dental Association) Seal of Acceptance and use them according to the manufacturer's instructions.  Avoid toothpaste that contains baking soda or are marketed as whitening products if you have sensitive teeth or dental erosion.

Rinse with baking soda and water. In a glass, combine 1 teaspoon (6 g) baking soda and 1 cup (240 mL) water; stir until the baking soda is equally distributed. Take a sip and gargle for approximately 30 seconds before spitting out the combination. Rep the procedure till the full glass is consumed. Because the baking soda rinse will not damage your teeth, gargling with it regularly is harmless.

Indirectly, gargling with a baking soda rinse whitens your teeth. Due to the fact that baking soda neutralizes acids, it aids in the battle against dental erosion caused by acidic meals and beverages. Additionally, it can aid in the fight against germs that cause decay and support the growth of beneficial bacteria that form a protective layer on your teeth.



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