Dental Hygiene/whitening?


Besides brushing at least twice a day how can I help to whiten my teeth? would baking soda in water as a rinse help remove stains? Thanks

Hi Mick,
Baking soda mixed with water and used as a rinse would not help whiten your teeth.  But Baking soda brushed directly onto your teeth would however.

I suggest you put your usual fluoridated toothpaste onto the toothbrush.  Then dip that toothbrush into the box of baking soda.  It will pick up just the right amount of baking soda.  Now brush with this combination.  This way you will remove stains while getting your all important twice a day fluoride treatment.  The baking soda will also help prevent decay by neutralizing acids.  Great question!

Larry Burnett DDS

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I can answer questions about prevention, elimination of, and non surgical treatment of periodontal diseases and early tooth decay. I can't answer questions concerning dental insurance payments.


Taught hygienists in a major dental hygiene school for about 20 years. Taught hands on courses concerning these categories to Dentists and Hygienists throughout the US and Canada including repeat lectures at the Annual Scientific Sessions of A.D.A. and A.G.D over several years. Personal hands on delivery of preventive hygiene services to disadvantaged children through a mobile school based prevention program.

RDH Magazine, Parkell, Dental India and some places of which I'm not aware.

Medical College of Virginia ( VCU) School of Dentistry.

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