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Is Baking Soda too Rough on Your Teeth

Posted on 12/20/2017 by Sundberg Office
Baking Soda PDX Center for Dentistry OR 97205
Some people think that brushing your teeth with baking soda may be too rough on your teeth. This is somewhat true because if you brush too hard with the baking soda, it could be too rough on your teeth.

This is why you will need to brush gently, especially with the baking soda because it could be a little rough on your teeth if brushing too hard. So, if you are going to brush with baking soda, brush as gentle as you can. Here is more information for you when brushing with baking soda.

Risks of Brushing with Baking Soda

There are some risks when brushing with baking soda. One risk is how abrasive it is, brushing with baking soda may be a risk because how abrasive it is. This is why you need to brush easily with the baking soda.

Receding Gums May be a Problem

Do you have receding gums? This could be a problem if you brush with baking soda. This is because, although there is enamel and then dentin under that, if you have receding gums, there may be a more sensitive, soft tissue that should not be exposed. Because of this, if you have receding gums, you should not brush your teeth with baking soda.

Benefits of Brushing with Baking Soda

Although there are a few reasons you should not brush with baking soda, there are also benefits of brushing with it. For one thing, baking soda helps the health of your oral pH. Another reason for brushing with it is because it keeps the bad bacteria out of your mouth. Also, when brushing with baking soda, you will prevent extrinsic stains from appearing.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 928-5903 today.

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