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Is Baking Soda a Good Ingredient for In Your Toothpaste?


Posted on 10/30/2019 by Kevin Nail, DDS
Is Baking Soda a Good Ingredient for In Your Toothpaste?Baking soda plays an important role in creating some delicious baked goods, but did you know it is also a helpful additive to some oral hygiene products?

Baking soda can help to balance acid levels in your mouth, so it is a great addition to toothpaste. These are a few ways that baking soda may improve your oral health.

Whiter Teeth


Baking soda is incredibly helpful when it comes to whitening the teeth. With time, teeth can become stained and discolored, but baking soda is a helpful whitening agent. In fact, some people who don't use a toothpaste with baking soda will use this ingredient on their own to whiten the teeth. They will take a damp toothbrush and dip it into a small container of baking soda before brushing.

Gum Disease


Baking soda helps to keep plaque levels under control in the mouth. When plaque formation is discouraged, you will minimize your risk of gum disease and its symptoms.

Canker Sores


Canker sores and other mouth ulcers aren't completely understood, but when they pop up, they can be bothersome and painful. Baking soda can help them to heal. You can gently apply a dab of toothpaste with baking soda onto them, or you can make a rinse with water and baking soda to swish.

Bad Breath


By rebalancing acid levels in the mouth, you can prevent bath breath. Halitosis results from acid-forming foods that stick to the teeth or dry mouth that disrupts the oral pH balance, and baking soda can help with these issues.

While brushing with baking soda is one helpful way to improve your oral health, you should always make sure that you are keeping up with your regularly scheduled dental cleanings and evaluations. Call us today to set up your next appointment and to discuss your oral hygiene regimen.

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