Use baking soda to clean your teeth? Grandma was right!
The myth that baking soda is too abrasive to use for cleaning teeth is untrue. The truth is baking soda is one of the least abrasive things you can use. It boosts the pH of your saliva-hurting, cavity-causing bacteria and activating the good bacteria that can take their place. It also does an excellent job of removing stains giving you the whiter and brighter smile you want.
The truth is baking soda is one of the least abrasive things you can use. It boosts the pH of your saliva hurting cavity causing bacteria and activating the good bacteria that can take their place.
We all want better check-ups and fewer fillings. Most of all, we want to protect all the expensive dental work which we have invested our time and money.
Here is how you can start using baking soda tonight:
- Grab some baking soda from your pantry or pick up a box at your favourite grocery store.
- Put some baking soda in a small glass to leave beside your bathroom sink.
- Wet your toothbrush with water or with a pea sized amount of your favourite toothpaste.
- Touch your toothbrush to the baking soda to pick some up on the bristles.
- Voila! Now you are ready to brush and floss like normal with the added benefit and cleaning power of baking soda. You might also check out our instructions on How to Brush
Cavities and gum disease are each caused by a complex interplay between, diet, hygiene, bacteria, genetics, and salivary pH. This may not solve your immediate problem but it’s a step in the right direction.