Question: Can I use baking soda to brush my teeth instead of toothpaste?
Answer: Baking Soda, sodium bicarbonate, is one of the least abrasive and most effective tooth cleaners on the market today. Date from various clinical and lab studies show that a toothpaste containing baking soda neutralizes acids and odors, removes plaque and deep tooth stain more readily than other leading toothpastes, and leaves your mouth fresh and feeling very clean. Baking soda is a soft mineral that is very soluble in waster, and therefore not very abrasive. In fact it is less abrasive than most other toothpaste cleaning agents that are sold. One can use baking soda to brush their teeth without buying the toothpaste that contains baking soda. It would be more cost effective to do so, however the toothpaste version would be easier to use ( no time wasted dissolving and mixing the powder in water), and it would, most likely, taste better. If you were to use the baking soda version, since it doesn’t contain fluoride, it would be advisable to use an after brushing fluoride rinse to help prevent cavities.
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