Baking soda is not just for cooking. It has uses all around the house, from helping clean porcelain to brightening up your laundry. Plus, it also has a great benefit when it comes to your mouth.
Baking soda is a great way to brighten up your smile and nudge away more of that tartar buildup that comes on between visits to our office. If you want to see just what benefits you could get from adding baking soda into your daily routine, read on.
Why You Want to Include Baking Soda to Your Oral Hygiene Routine
The first benefit of baking soda is that it gently washes away dental stains. The slightly abrasive texture allows you to gently massage away surface stains, whitening your smile each time you use it.
Another benefit of baking soda is that it loosens more tartar that builds up between cleanings. We have you come in every six months so we can clean your teeth. However, there is still some tartar that builds up before we see you. Using baking soda slows that down.
Finally, when you add a touch of baking soda to your current toothpaste, you also help keep the pH level of your mouth balanced. We all eat or drink acidic items now and again. By adding baking soda, you reduce the acid levels and bring up the alkalinity level. This makes it harder for cavities to form, and for acid erosion to take place.
If you want to know how we would recommend you use a bit of baking soda, come in and ask. For most people, simply dipping your toothbrush and toothpaste into a touch of baking soda, then brushing with it, is plenty. Call us for a consultation, or to schedule your next cleaning, today!