When it comes to home remedies for just about anything, baking soda is often one of the ingredients. It can help unclog drains and it can help treat heartburn. For some people, baking soda is what they turn to help clean their teeth.
While some people will turn to baking soda as toothpaste, there is a better option that they should consider. There are toothpastes that contain baking soda in them that are more effective than the home versions that people make. These baking soda toothpastes offer many different benefits.
What Does Baking Soda Do for the Teeth?
Before you turn to a toothpaste that has baking soda in it, you need to know what benefits it offers. The first benefit is that baking soda removes as much as 5 times the amount of plaque that regular toothpaste does. It can also help neutralize the plaque acids in the mouth. Baking soda is also a gentle way to whiten teeth and it is less abrasive than traditional toothpaste yet still able to remove the bacteria on the teeth and gums. Because it is less abrasive, it is also less likely to erode the enamel of the teeth that protects the teeth.
How it Works The benefits of baking soda toothpaste are good, but that does not explain how it does these things. The key is to use a toothpaste out of the tube and not just adding baking soda to any toothpaste. Baking soda toothpaste out of the tube creates a foam when it mixes with the saliva and acids in the mouth. The foaming action helps clean the bacteria from the teeth without brushing as hard. The foam is also able to reach places that you could not get to with a toothbrush and regular toothpaste.
Anyone that wants to improve their oral hygiene routine should consider turning to a baking soda toothpaste.
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