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Can Baking Soda Improve Our Oral Health?

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Front Desk
Can Baking Soda Improve Our Oral Health?Also known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda has many uses, particularly in cleaning and cooking. Nonetheless, its usefulness does not end there, baking soda can also be used in oral health. If you are looking for new ways to help improve and protect your mouth, make sure that the products you use are effective and safe. Baking soda, in particular, can benefit our oral health in different ways.

Reduces Acid Levels and Plaque

When the acidity in the mouth is pretty high, you may experience enamel erosion, hence increasing the risk of decay. Because baking soda is alkaline, it helps regulate the pH of the mouth by neutralizing the acidity. Therefore, it not only prevents decay but also aids with remineralization of the enamel. Also, baking soda limits the buildup of plaque by neutralizing plaque acids.

Whitens Teeth

Baking soda contains a low abrasiveness level and helps remove stains from the teeth' surfaces. Moreover, oral care products containing baking soda tend to be more effective at whitening teeth than the more abrasive solutions that don't have baking soda. Just bathe a damp brush head into baking soda and use it to brush your teeth. Alternatively, make a paste with water and baking soda and apply it to your teeth where it sits for about two minutes. Thereafter, wipe it off.

Combats Bacteria

Baking soda contains antibacterial properties. Therefore, it can help reduce the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Using baking soda helps prevent decay and periodontal disease that arise from the buildup of bacterial plaque. Talk to us if you want to know how you can enhance your oral health with baking soda. We will explain to you how it works and how you can effectively and safely incorporate it into your daily oral hygiene routine. Schedule an appointment with us now.
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