Baking soda, also known as, sodium bicarbonate is a white crystalline product that has many uses, including removing odors from your refrigerator. But did you know that you can use baking soda to whiten your teeth?
Many years ago before toothpaste was readily available, it was common to use baking soda by itself to brush teeth. Baking soda has many unknown benefits including using it in your typical dental routine.?
So, what are the benefits of adding baking soda to your dental routine?
1. Cost effective teeth whitening
Brushing with toothpaste and baking soda mixed together provides you with a simple method of whitening teeth. The baking soda oxidizes and lifts stains from your teeth giving them a whiter appearance. Your toothpaste and toothbrush then removes those stains with proper brushing.?Baking soda is readily available at your local grocery store and compared to your average whitening kit is relatively inexpensive.?Because baking soda is tasteless and odorless, it is is less likely to cause a reaction or irritation of gums and teeth than typical whitening kits.
As a bonus, you can use the baking soda for other household uses, if needed.
2. Get more plaque busting power
Brushing with baking soda mixed with toothpaste removes plaque and fights bad breath. This simple household ingredient allows you to whiten teeth without harsh chemicals or expensive whitening products.
So how do you do it?
Apply your toothpaste to your brush, and then dip it into the baking soda. Put the baking soda in a small container to avoid dipping directly into the container it comes in. This technique will prevent wasting the baking soda as it will clump and become hard if water is allowed to sit in the container. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing to remove any baking soda or toothpaste residue.
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