15 Mar 2022
March 15, 2022

Baking Soda and Teeth Health

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You may have heard that baking soda and teeth health can go hand in hand. Baking soda can be used to improve your oral health in several ways, which we explore below. 

Baking soda can prevent tooth decay.

If the acidity in your mouth is high, baking soda can be used to help neutralize it. High acidity breaks down enamel, which can lead to tooth decay. Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is alkaline, and it can help reduce acidity levels, as well as plaque acids. Use a toothpaste with baking soda to take advantage of this benefit. 

It can help resolve bad breath, too!

Sometimes, bad breath is caused by high acidity levels. Because of baking soda’s alkalinity, brushing with a toothpaste that has baking soda in it can help combat bad breath. However, bad breath can have several causes, so be sure to discuss any concerns you have with your dentist.

Get whiter teeth by using baking soda.

Baking soda can also help to achieve a whiter smile. Baking soda is somewhat abrasive, so it can be used to exfoliate your teeth and lift stains. Use a toothpaste with baking soda, or dip your toothpaste in baking soda and apply to your teeth a couple times a week. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rish thoroughly.

Ask about using baking soda to maintain your teeth’s health at your next dental appointment!

There are many other ways baking soda and teeth health go hand in hand, and the dentists at Complete Dentistry of Orland Park can explain further! Bring your questions about baking soda and teeth health to your next appointment with us! Call us at 877-478-1353 to schedule your teeth cleaning.