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baking soda for white teeth

In the land of natural products that work miracles, baking soda is king. Used both in the kitchen, for cleaning, make-up or body care, baking soda is also particularly known for its action on the teeth.

Thanks to its powerful active ingredient, you can use baking soda for teeth for different uses:whitening, care, prevention etc. But beware, its use is not without danger.

How does sodium bicarbonate work on teeth?How to use baking soda to get white teeth? How frequently? How to make baking soda toothpaste?

Mes Habits Chéris answers all your questions about baking soda and teeth!

What is baking soda

Baking soda is an acid salt, a natural active in powder form that allows a very wide use for all kinds of things.

It's kind of the miracle product found in many DIY recipes. Beauty, makeup, cleaning, care, odors, baking soda has many properties and is 100% natural unlike some chemical products with the same characteristics.

Also known as sodium bicarbonate.

How does baking soda affect teeth?

It is known for its various properties in beauty products:bath salt, face mask, etc. But it is also well known for its action on the teeth. It is one of the natural teeth whitening products.

Baking soda cleans teeth and balances the Ph of the mouth.

  • It controls bad odors (breath),
  • It prevents tartar from settling.
  • It cleans the mouth.
  • It reduces canker sores.
  • It whitens the teeth.
  • It prevents cavities.

How to use baking soda to get white teeth?

Baking soda can help whiten your teeth due to its abrasive action. Its virtues make yellow spots associated with tobacco, coffee, tea, red wine, etc. disappear.

Methods of using baking soda on teeth

Several methods of use are possible for using baking soda on the teeth :

  • In addition to your toothpaste:you can simply add a little baking powder to your toothpaste and brush your teeth as usual.
  • By performing a second brushing:after brushing your teeth with your usual toothpaste, perform a second brushing with baking soda.
  • As a mouthwash:mix a tablespoon of baking soda with water and gargle your mouth.

You can also mix it with a little turmeric powder. As surprising as it may seem, this yellow spice has a whitening effect on teeth!

How many times a week should you use baking soda on your teeth?

This is a very important question. Baking soda has an abrasive formula hence its effectiveness. However, it should not be abused at the risk of suffering irreversible damage to your teeth (weakened tooth enamel and irritation of the gums).

Baking soda damages teeth if you use it too often. The ideal would be to use it in preventive care about 2 to 3 times a month.

How to make baking soda toothpaste?

You have several possible recipes to make your baking soda toothpaste :

Recipe 1:mix your powder with water to create the paste that will serve as your toothpaste.

Recipe 2:mix some bicarbonate with lemon juice to form a paste that you apply like toothpaste. Lemon combined with bicarbonate on the teeth brings an additional shine action.

Recipe 3:mix 3 tablespoons of clay with a teaspoon of baking soda (you can also add a few drops of mint essential oils).

To keep your dental paste, put your mixture in a closed container and put it in the refrigerator so that you can keep it for one or two weeks maximum.

Can baking soda be used on teeth during pregnancy?

Yes you can use baking soda during pregnancy in care of the teeth.

Pregnancy often weakens the gums and your dental hygiene also requires special attention during this period. Baking soda will help neutralize the acidity of your mouth and protect your teeth from infections.

Where to buy baking soda for teeth

You find baking soda in all traditional food stores, but not only...

  • In supermarkets, baking soda is stored in the condiments section with salt, spices or yeast.
  • It is also sold in pharmacies in various care forms.
  • You also have it in specialized organic stores.


  • Do not use baking soda if you have sensitive gums.
  • Do not use baking soda if you have sensitive tooth enamel.
  • Never use baking soda on your teeth more than twice a week.
  • Never confuse baking soda with sodium carbonate (soda ash).