What Is Baking Soda and What Are Its Effects on Your Teeth?


Ann Gabriel | Vigorbuddy

Baking soda is intended first and foremost as a baking ingredient, but has many wonderful home uses besides its original purpose. Scientifically, it is a weak alkaline compound with the appearance of white dust. In a way, baking soda closely resembles washing soda in appearance, but do you best not to get the two mixed up if you store both kinds of substances in your home. Washing soda can be very dangerous to human health.

As for brushing teeth with it, this seems to be a stunningly efficient trick that people have discovered even from before the invention of toothpaste per se. A classic beauty trick of the past centuries involved using one’s finger as an instrument and rubbing baking soda on one’s teeth for an instant whitening and beautifying effect. Primarily used by ladies, who were more invested in their outer appearance, but not limited to them, the baking soda trick was passed down from generation to generation, even after the invention of more sophisticated means of oral hygiene.

How does it work? Well, the sodium bicarbonate crystals have a gentle exfoliating effect that is more potent than your usual whitening toothpaste. The baking soda crystals polish away the layer of impurities forming a plaque at the surface of your teeth, melting away all stains and making your teeth whiter in the process. Furthermore, because of its intense cleaning properties, baking soda also manages to fights against bad breath.

The main benefits of baking soda for your teeth don’t stop of its whitening effects; in fact, the fact that it removes plaque deposits so efficiently makes it a most welcome treatment for the health of your entire mouth.

It has multiple benefits for your entire oral health and hygiene: your teeth will be whitened, the plaque which forms over them will be removed, and you will be protected from both cavities and gum disease. In order to reap all of these benefits, brushing teeth with baking soda should be performed regularly, but carefully.

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