Is brushing your teeth with backing soda okay?

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Hi Gordon,

Baking soda neutralizes an acidic oral environment by making the mouth and saliva lean on to the alkalinic side. This is good news in preventing tooth decay and gum problems. However, do be mindful of different reports on this. Some people say baking soda has contributed well into the healing of their gingival abscesses but others claim having issues with baking soda with regards to their gums.

There are people in the site with very good experiences with baking soda:

Baking soda, as Ramiel has written in his book "Cure Tooth Decay," can be a good way to whiten teeth naturally. However, be aware though that baking soda has its abrasive properties too. As far as I can remember, Ramiel also use baking soda formulas and herbal formulas.

The answer is based in part upon the writing in the book, "Cure Tooth Decay."
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Disclaimer About this Post: This material has been created solely for educational purposes. The author is not a dentist. The author is not engaged in giving medical / dental advice or services. Everything you try here is done at your own risk.
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Alina Novak

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I also read in many places that baking soda might be too abrasive and you should not use it every day. How would I know that it is not good for me though? Am I going to feel pain, sensitivity, bleeding gums or just one day I wake up and I see that all my enamel is gone!
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Hi Alina,

If we are talking about enamel abrasion, yes, you may experience pain or sensitivity. You may also observe abrasion if you can feel a peculiar roughness on your teeth. I don't record for how long but regular use of abrasive products may fasten enamel abrasion. So, being cautious on this one can do you good. Maybe using baking soda not as frequent as brushing and oil pulling can be sufficient.

Some people say that they gum problems with baking soda. There can be gingival abrasion too in the long run. You can observe this through looking into the quality and pattern of your gums.

I guess you will know for sure is something is good for you or not. If baking soda works, then good. If not, a logical step is refraining from using it.