I would just like to ask, if it is safe to gargle dilluted baking soda? If yes, is it safe to do it daily? I have read that BS destroys teeth enamel. How true. Thank you very much!

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 14 - August - 2011, at 10:03 AM

  • Baking soda is used as teeth whitener as it emits the oxygen which causing the whitening of teeth. Toothpastes containing baking soda are available or you can use baking soda with diluted hydrogen peroxide and can make paste and use as whitening agent. But baking soda gargles are not effective for whitening the teeth. Everything in excess is harmful.  If you use too much of baking soda, it can cause harm to enamel. So in moderate quantity you can use baking soda as such or with hydrogen peroxide or use can addd baking soda in toothpaste to whiten your teeth. It is home remedy of teeth whitening. For more info on teeth whitening with baking soda you can read this article...http://www.identalhub.com/dental-will-baking-soda-really-whiten-teeth-517.aspx

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