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Originally posted by Beartracker16
My dentist recommends using a paste made from baking soda and water as a whitening agent. It is mildly abrasive but does not harm enamel.
I have also been using baking soda dissolved in water as an antacid. I have done this for many years with no discernible ill effects.
Mixed with vinegar it will foam like alkaseltzer but does the same.
Look up uses for baking soda on the net, it has many uses.
Originally posted by Jess117
reply to post by Quyll
I know of baking soda being in some toothpastes, albiet a very moderate amount. Bakng soda is a harsh abrasive and can actually wear the enamel down on your teeth with chronic use. You would think it wouldn't be that harmful since they're put in something as good as cookies.
I wouldn't recommend using the kind straight from the box more than twice a week, especially if your teeth start becoming sensitive. Then I'd back off a bit.
One thing is for certain, with baking soda you will have whitened teeth. I've heard some people use baking soda with hydrogen peroxide. That's for teeth whitening though.
Originally posted by Quyll
reply to post by davjan4
Your post is extremely interesting! I will have to check this out and do more research into the effects of wheat on your teeth.
Coconut oil? I would think that using only coconut oil to brush your teeth would have negative side effects. I will look more into that as well.