Does Baking Soda Whiten Teeth?

Does Baking Soda Whiten Teeth-

Baking soda is a common household item. We can find it in our fridge, in our cabinets and in a lot of our appliances. Baking soda can actually be found in most toothpastes these days. Many people brush their teeth with baking soda, but does it actually remove stains? Here is some knowledge on what to be aware of and the potential cautions you should know of when brushing your teeth with baking soda.

Home Remedies to Whiten Teeth:

A simple mixture of baking soda and water can remove surface stains from your teeth. Because of the mild abrasiveness that makes up baking soda, it acts as a scrub that effectively removes surface stains on your teeth and makes them appear whiter. If you need to remove deeper, older stains then baking soda will not do the trick.

Precautions if You Plan on Using Baking Soda:

While baking soda can make your teeth appear whiter, you should definitely be aware of some of the risks associated with using it. If you continually use baking soda to whiten your teeth, you should be aware that it may take away some of your enamel that helps protect your teeth. In addition, baking soda doesn’t have fluoride which helps keep your teeth strong and prevent dental cavities. If you have braces, refrain from using baking soda because it will weaken the glue.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Mix:

The simple mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can give you a brighter smile. Combine one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Stir the ingredients into a paste and start brushing. Leave the paste on for about one minute and then rinse it away. It’s important to maintain your regular oral hygiene regimen, including flossing and using your regular toothpaste. You can use this homemade baking soda paste a few times a week.

The Pros and Cons of Brushing Your Teeth With Baking Soda:


  • Brushing your teeth with baking soda can whiten your teeth.
  • Brushing your teeth with toothpaste that contains baking soda is better than brushing with a product without it.
  • Baking soda is relatively inexpensive and can save you money.


  • Brushing with baking soda has not been approved by the American Dental Association.
  • Baking soda alone does not have fluoride in it. You must still use toothpaste with fluoride in it in your daily routine.
  • Brushing with baking soda is messy and leaves your mouth with a very gritty feeling.

We want everyone to be aware that these are just tips and tricks, but baking soda should not replace your normal toothpaste.

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