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Can one use baking powder instead of baking soda in the teeth cleaning recipe and get a good result?

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Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 196 Feedbacks
May 11, 20210 found this helpful
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My dentist says both are much too abrasive to use on the teeth. I found that interesting because when I was a kid baking soda was the go to for "natural" toothpaste. The thinking is different today!

Ask your dentist to be sure.

Also, chemically, baking powder has different ingredients also and needs acid to be more like baking soda in baking, so I am guessing even if it wasn't abrasive it would need something else to act like soda.

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May 11, 20210 found this helpful

Baking powder will ruin the enamel. I wouldnt use it.

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'Is baking soda (or even baking powder) safe to use for brushing your teeth' is probably one of the most controversial subjects you'll find online.

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From just a small amount of research it appears that a very large percentage of sites recommend using baking soda on a daily basis while only a small percentage state to never use it.

Many sites recommend using baking soda with hydrogen peroxide but I did see that many recommend no heavy brushing and only use twice a week. Most sites do recommend using tooth paste that has baking soda as an ingredient.

I believe this can be very confusing when most of the 'dental' sites have baking soda as their first DIY home remedies.
Many sites also say it is safe to use baking powder while others say do not use it.

Some comments:
"Although abrasivity can be good, it is more dangerous than safe. Your enamel might get hurt and worn away if you apply baking soda daily for cleaning and brushing.

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As a result, your teeth will become more sensitive and prone to dental cavities.
Baking soda has an abrasive nature. While it's great at removing built-up plaque and surface stains, it can also damage your enamel if you brush with it too aggressively. Don't overuse the product -- Don't use baking soda for whitening purposes more than twice a week."

I would recommend that if you use either of these products you would use caution and do your own research as to whether it is safe for your personal use.
1. talk to your dentist before using these on a daily basis
2. never use on a daily basis
3. brush teeth with a gentle motion when using these products.
4. use regular tooth paste 90% of the time (dental hygienist).
5. use floss after every meal
6. cut down on sugar products; especially soft drinks.

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May 23, 20210 found this helpful
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At the moment, there are a lot of conflicting opinions about the use of baking soda in the teeth cleaning. Some argue that this is a very abrasive substance, while other dentists consider that this it is low abrasive: "Since baking soda is the softer material, it is not considered very abrasive and it will not harm tooth enamel! The American Dental Association studied Relative Dentin Abrasiveness to determine abrasiveness of various toothpastes." www.dentalblu.com/.../the-truth-about-baking-soda-as-toothpaste... There is this scale which shows the RDA (Relative Dentin Abrasion) of many common types of toothpaste.

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Baking soda is only listed at 7 - Low Abrasive (0-70).

"When using baking soda as toothpaste Dr. Depp recommends putting baking soda in a small dish or shot glass, wetting your toothbrush and dipping it in the baking soda, making a thick paste, and then brushing like normal. This thick paste will scrub away stains and bacteria. Baking soda is a great alternative to regular toothpaste for people who are worried about scrubbing away their enamel with abrasive paste, however it should be noted that baking soda does not have fluoride in it, which is important to protect your teeth from cavities.
It is important to be cautious when reading online toothpaste remedies that involve baking soda. A common misconception is that if you mix baking soda with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or other acidic substances that it becomes a great tooth whitener but this is incorrect. Acidic materials such as these will harm your teeth more than help them. Acid will eat away at the tooth enamel, softening your teeth and allowing the baking soda to erode away even more of the structure of your teeth causing many more problems like cavities. Harmful combinations with acids like these should not be used. Plain baking soda and water does a fine job at scrubbing away stains and spots." www.dentalblu.com/.../the-truth-about-baking-soda-as-toothpaste...

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Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda, cream of tartar and sometimes cornstarch. Cream of tartar is a dry acid. Acid destroys enamel, so do not use baking powder instead baking soda in the teeth cleaning recipe.

 
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May 11, 20210 found this helpful

Here is what I found to answer that question:

Can I use baking powder on my teeth?
"We definitely would not recommend using baking powder as a method to whiten your teeth. Baking powder is very abrasive to the tooth surface and acts by breaking and abrading down the outside layer of the tooth surface rather than actually cleaning and brightening the tooth." May 3, 2020

Hope that answers your question okay.

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May 20, 20210 found this helpful

Is there a reason you'd like to using baking powder (or even baking soda). Is there something you're achieving to reach with this method? You can ask your dentist about what toothpaste they can recommend for you, or perhaps ask to grab some available toothpaste samples so you can have an idea of what would work best for you.

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