Guidelines For Brushing With Baking Soda

Many of our patients have asked about brushing with baking soda. Baking soda has been used successfully to remove discolorations and stains from the enamel of your teeth, giving them a whiter, cleaner appearance.

However, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t brush with baking soda more than twice a week. Using baking soda more often than this will weaken and wear down the enamel.

How To Safely Brush With Baking Soda

Below are a few guidelines for different ways that you can be brushing with baking soda:

Using Baking Soda In Powder Form:

  • Wet the toothbrush and dip it into powdered baking soda. This will help the baking soda stick to the toothbrush. It will look like a white paste on the bristles of your brush.
  • Brush your teeth like normal for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all of the baking soda.
  • Keep in mind that brushing with baking soda may cause tingling or burning sensations. If these sensations become too severe, discontinue the use of baking soda.

Using Baking Soda With Vinegar

  • Dissolve the baking soda in water with a few drops of white vinegar and a pinch of salt.
  • Dip your toothbrush in the mixture and brush for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse your toothbrush and brush your teeth again with regular toothpaste.
  • In addition to whitening and brightening the smile, this mixture will also help freshen the breath.
No matter what you use to brush your teeth, the best way to achieve and maintain a healthy smile is by receiving regular dental checkups and exams. To make an appointment with our office, please contact

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