Did you know that you can use baking soda for teeth brushing? Better still, using baking soda to brush your teeth will help you get white teeth!
If you've been wondering how to whiten your teeth naturally at home, doing it with baking soda is a great option!
Forget about teeth whitening strips or pen. Using baking soda as teeth whitening is super easy and pretty inexpensive.
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If you've read about how I've been healing naturally my autoimmune disease, you know that I have done much more than just a diet change these past few years. I also love to use natural products for personal hygiene and cosmetics. And baking soda is one of my absolute favorites. I use it both in my kitchen (in all my gluten free baking recipes) and in my bathroom!
Thanks to that you will whiten your teeth at home, without having to splash the cash.
Some people notice slight results after the first time they use it to brush their teeth. But noticeable whiteness can be noticed after a few uses.
Do not hesitate to take before and after pictures of your teeth in order to be able to compare the results.
You can repeat the baking-soda-method every other day for one or two weeks to give your teeth and enamel room to breathe and prevent enamel erosion.
Due to its abrasiveness, excessive use of baking soda could be harmful to your teeth enamel. Prolonged exposure to baking soda could erode your enamel.
If you notice any kind of symptoms from using it as a teeth whitener, stop using it immediately and make an appointment with a dentist.
You might also want to consult a dental professional before starting to whiten your teeth with it.
Gently brush your teeth withfor about a minute or two (longer could be too abrasive for your enamel). Make sure to brush your teeth at all surfaces, angles, corners and crevices. Afterward, rinse your mouth and wash your toothbrush thoroughly.
📋 How to make baking soda paste for teeth (3 methods)
Baking soda and Water
Baking soda has a very salty taste. For this reason, this method is my least favorite, because I really don't like the taste. But it is the most basic method and sometimes we just need the most basic solution.
All you should need is about ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda. Just enough to cover the bristles of a wet toothbrush head.
Do not hesitate to pour the baking soda in a small bowl and "brush" it with your wet toothbrush to easily cover it.
You can also sprinkle the baking soda on your wet toothbrush.
Adding baking soda to toothpaste
You can also try adding about ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda to your toothpaste. Before that, make sure your toothpaste does not already contain baking soda.
Making a homemade toothpaste with coconut oil and baking soda
You can also make a toothpaste with coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint essential oil.
This is by far my favorite method! I like the soft feel that coconut oil leave on my teeth and the fresh breath feeling thanks to peppermint essential oil.
Added bonus: coconut oil has antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties thanks to its fatty acids. But make sure to use virgin coconut oil to get all those good properties.
To make this homemade toothpaste, just heat one tablespoon of coconut oil until liquid-like. Pour it in a perfectly clean small glass container with lid. Add ¼ teaspoon + ⅛ teaspoon baking soda. Then add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil. Mix well and put the lid on. Once cooled down at a temperature lower than 77°F (25°C) it should become solid, kind of paste-like. If it's hot where you live you can store it in the fridge in order to get a paste consistency.
While using your homemade toothpaste, make sure to use a spoon to get your toothpaste on your toothbrush. This will avoid contamination of your homemade coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste. Store the leftovers in the fridge.