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Old 05-30-2015, 04:33 AM
 
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I hadn't heard about that baking soda can help whiten our teeth. I generally used a good tooth paste which is highly recommended by my dentist.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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Heard of people using baking soda to whiten their teeth, but never tried it. Just today I received my order of activated charcoal which is used for removing impurities from the gut, among other things. One of the other uses is that adding a little to your toothpaste when brushing helps whiten your teeth. I've brushed twice today with it and already see a difference. I'll use it for a few weeks and see how much of a difference it makes.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:50 PM
 
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Heard of people using baking soda to whiten their teeth, but never tried it. Just today I received my order of activated charcoal which is used for removing impurities from the gut, among other things. One of the other uses is that adding a little to your toothpaste when brushing helps whiten your teeth. I've brushed twice today with it and already see a difference. I'll use it for a few weeks and see how much of a difference it makes.

Be careful, I've read that sometimes whitening the teeth is done by actually removing the enamel!

I have heard about using baking soda for dental whitening. That was mostly recommended back in the day when we didn't have more professional options, etc. I get my teeth cleaned 3x/year (paid for by insurance), then use Crest Whitening Strips immediately after the cleaning. My teeth are nicely white, not that fake, almost bluish-white you see so much nowadays.
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:56 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice Maryleell. My teeth are definitely getting whiter. Starting at the age of 9, yes 9 which was very young, I wore braces that were cemented onto my teeth for four out of five years, which caused them to permanently stain. I'll definitely look at more info online regarding using activated charcoal as a teeth whitener. Didn't see anything negative before about using it for that purpose, although I know using it to cleanse the gut can have bad consequences for some people.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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I absolutely use baking soda - once or twice a week. Dentist said it was a great way to remove stains and I have used it for many years!
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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I absolutely use baking soda - once or twice a week. Dentist said it was a great way to remove stains and I have used it for many years!

Well, perhaps once a week wouldn't hurt, especially if the dentist said it would be ok. I just know I've read in many places that using baking soda consistently can lead to enamal loss.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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My understanding is that baking soda doesn't so much whiten teeth as it does remove stains and staining. In other words it won't make your teeth whiter than they are naturally (unlike commercial whiteners) but it will remove all the staining from your teeth; thus they appear whiter but really it's just the true natural color of the teeth. When I drank black tea regularly I had a ton of staining on my teeth, and my dentist recommended baking soda. Then later I got bonding on some teeth and again my dentist recommended baking soda and told me it would not hurt the bonding (and it hasn't so far in 15 years).
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:58 PM
 
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Has anyone tried brushing their teeth with baking soda ?If yes, what were the results ? Also, did you use baking soda only or you added baking soda to the toothpaste ?
My favorite toothpaste by far is peroxide + baking soda blend. Turns my teeth pearly white and my entire mouth a healthy-looking, vivid pink.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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My favorite toothpaste by far is peroxide + baking soda blend. Turns my teeth pearly white and my entire mouth a healthy-looking, vivid pink.
Mikey, how often do you brush with Peroxide and Baking Soda?
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:09 AM
 
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Baking soda fairly effective in stain prevention, but not so much in increasing tooth whiteness. In higher concentrations of baking soda, it can be effectual at specific types of stains and improving tooth yellowness. You can also use Toothpaste for teeth whitening.
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