Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to whiten your teeth? Brushing Teeth with Baking Soda is it useful?

We've all heard about the versatility of baking soda and how it's used as a natural cleaner. Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is popularly used to clean paint, neutralize odors from books, remove pesticides from vegetables, leavening in baking, etc. But, have you tried brushing your teeth with baking soda? Many people have tried brushing teeth with baking soda, to clean and whiten their teeth. Sounds bizarre, isn't it! But, its true!

What is Baking Soda and How does it Work?
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline powder that bears semblance to washing soda. This weakly alkaline baking soda, when dissolved in water, releases free radicals. When baking soda-water mixture is put into the mouth, the free radicals from the mixture interact with the stain molecules on the teeth enamel (outer layer of the teeth) and scrape off the yellow and brown stains on the teeth. Thus, baking soda breaks down the discoloration of the teeth, thereby brightening and whitening the teeth that have been built up from drinking tea, coffee, colas, tea, chewing tobacco and smoking

Benefits of Brushing Teeth with Baking Soda
Besides scraping off the stains on the teeth conduced by consumption of beverages like coffee, tea, colas, baking soda also removes the plaque from the teeth. Plaque removal prevents the teeth from decaying and also freshens the breath. Moreover, the aspect about baking powder that makes it so very popular is its affordability. Baking soda is one of the cheapest commercial teeth whiteners present in the market today. One box of baking soda cost somewhere near a dollar, and this one box can be used for over a hundred brushings. Overall, brushing with baking soda is believed to enhance dental health.

I'm So going to try this! :)


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SERA said...

haha thankyou :)