Whether you’re checking out do-it-yourself options, you remember your grandma used to brush with it, or you’re curious about toothpastes with it as an added ingredient, you might not know what to make of baking soda for your smile. Of course, if you’ve ever used it to clean something, you know that it has the power to scour. However, that doesn’t mean you’re entirely sure about if you should be incorporating it into your dental hygiene. The short answer is: You shouldn’t. As for the specifics you’re wondering about, start with some FAQs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is it safe to use baking soda on my smile?
Answer: It’s not safe. If you use this one or two times, you’re not going to walk away with any major damage to your oral health. However, repeated use will certainly yield injury.
Question: What if I want to remove stains. Won’t brushing with baking soda end up replacing teeth whitening?
Answer: If you want to do this, it’s important to remember that this approach is not going to offer obvious results. Yes, it will remove surface discoloration. However, stains are within the structure of your teeth (not just resting on the top). As a result, you’ll need something else.
Question: How should I proceed without baking soda if I feel ready to do something about smile stains, now that I know this isn’t a safe option for my smile?
Answer: You should come to our practice after you give us a call to set up a consultation. During this time, we can talk about what will work, such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or bonding.
Make Smart Choices For Your Smile
Keep in mind that when you’re not sure about a particular possible solution for your smile, it’s always best to ask us about it first. Schedule an appointment with DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX today by calling (903) 758-5921.