We are living in the beauty-driven world and it is a well-known fact that our teeth are a significant part of our face and entire personality. White and aligned teeth have the same level of importance as much as flawless skin and long-strong hair. Are you worried about the yellowness of your teeth? Is the stubborn stain on your teeth make to stress out while laughing in public? You might be putting all your efforts in searching for various ways to whiten and brighten your teeth but still hasn’t found the perfect remedy for it. Your search will end after reading our article on some of the best ways to improve the quality of your teeth with baking soda. Yes, Baking soda!
It is quite common to know that baking soda can be used to remove tooth stains and make them look white and bright. It is also a safe home remedy often used for teeth cleaning and easily available in our kitchen. But it is always advisable to use baking soda with caution so that you do not damage your teeth enamel while cleaning the surface-level stains. To avoid any damage to enamel you can use baking soda mixed with water and making a paste out of it. Reading further you will get to know some of the tips for better teeth cleaning and also some unique ways you can make use of baking soda.
The answer is a definite yes. Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate in chemical terms which makes it a composition of sodium and carbon. Baking soda in its chemical nature is mildly abrasive due to which it removes stains from teeth easily and considered as the best teeth cleaning chemical compound. It would not be surprising to know that most of the toothpaste and teeth whitening product use baking soda as one of the main ingredients.
First of all, it is very essential to know that different kinds of toothpaste are used to clean our teeth and to flush our mouth. Toothpaste contains fluorides (again a chemical compound) that help to prevent our teeth from any cavities by killing bacterias in our mouth. Toothpaste must be used on a regular basis to thoroughly rinse your teeth and mouth. Now baking soda is not an alternative to toothpaste but due to its abrasive nature can be a great help if used along with toothpaste. Here are some tips that you can follow while using baking soda to clean your teeth.
Take precautions while brushing teeth with baking soda: As it is abrasive in nature with aggressive brushing, you can probably damage your enamel. Slow and swift brushing will help you remove the plaque and stains from the teeth.
Don’t make it a habit of using baking soda for your teeth: Baking soda if overused can make your teeth very sensitive and also increase the chances of having cavities. It is recommended to use baking soda only twice a week for whitening your teeth.
Protect your gums: Be careful while brushing so that you do not brush your gums as it may lead to irritation and bleeding.
Now, let’s move on to get further insights on how to brighten teeth by using baking soda by combining different things to it.
1) Baking Soda With Water: It is one of the most common ways to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon baking soda and 2 teaspoon water.
Procedure: Take baking soda and add enough water (as mentioned above) to it so that it becomes a paste. Apply this paste on the toothbrush and brush your teeth with this mixture for at least one minute. You should follow this method only twice a week and not more than that.
Result: By doing this the build-up plaque on your teeth will be removed easily.
2) Baking Soda With Coconut Oil:
Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda and 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil.
Procedure: Mix the coconut oil with baking soda really well. Apply this mixture to the toothbrush and brush your teeth for at least 3 minutes and keep rinsing your mouth.
Results: You will be able to see instant results because of the oral benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid (in chemical terms) and has anti-plaque qualities just like baking soda. Due to this property, the dull and yellowness of your teeth and oral bacterias gets removed easily.
3) Baking Soda With Salt:
Ingredients: 1 and a half teaspoon baking soda and half teaspoon salt.
Procedure: Take baking soda and enough salt (as mentioned above) in a spoon and mix it well. Now take this mixture on your finger and rub it slowly all over your teeth. Let the mixture stay for 2 to 3 minutes and then rinse the mouth twice or thrice with water. You see the results you will have to carry out the same remedy for at least 3 to 4 days a week.
Results: This way is least harmful as we are mixing salt. Salt exhibit the properties of a natural antiseptic and helps to eliminate any microbial growth in your mouth while also removing the plaque.
4) Baking Soda With Toothpaste:
Ingredients: You will need half teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon toothpaste.
Procedure: Take 1 teaspoon toothpaste and mix it well with baking soda. Apply this mixture on your toothbrush and brush it gently so that you do not damage your gums. Once done rinse your mouth with warm water two to three times. Follow this method for a month only 2 days a week and you will see incredible change.
Result: Mixing baking soda with toothpaste, you can benefit from both the compounds. Toothpaste is generally fluoride based which makes it best for oral hygiene. It helps to prevent tooth decay, cavities and also remove plaque. Baking soda provides a great help in polishing your teeth and removing the yellowness.
5) Baking Soda – Toothpaste and Aluminium Foil
Ingredients: You will be needing half teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon toothpaste and two pieces of aluminum foil.
Procedure: Mix toothpaste and baking soda in a specified amount and then spread the mixture on aluminum foil. Now, you need to wrap the foil on the upper and lower teeth and leave the same for one and half hour. Then remove the foil gently and brush your teeth normally. You will have to follow this method for a month but only doing it once a week.
Results: We already know the properties exhibited by toothpaste and baking soda. Now its time to know what aluminum foil can be beneficial. By using aluminum foil the stain molecule breaks apart and imparts a white and bright look to your teeth.
We have known all the pros of using baking soda for removing stains, yellowness, and plaque from the teeth but it is also important to consider the overuse of this product should not be done. Baking soda when overused can also damage your teeth enamel and cause irritation and bleeding gums. So it is always advisable to use it in the best way possible to get effective results.