Does Baking Soda Damage Tooth Enamel?

March 25, 2010

Toothbrush, jar labelled "baking soda" and a cup of waterDoes baking soda damage tooth enamel?

By billy from Detroit, MI



February 4, 20070 found this helpful
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I have been a dental hygienist for 39 years and I have many patients that are using a toothpaste with baking soda. Tooth paste with baking soda is high on the market now and has been ADA approved. However, if you start feeling any sensitivity, stop using it awhile and then maybe only brush with it several times a week.

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March 26, 20100 found this helpful
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I don't think it does. I have been using Arm and Hammer Complete Care tooth paste on the advise of my dentist for many years with no bad effects. Baking soda is the leading ingredient in Arm and Hammer toorh paste.

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Three of my grandparents brushed their teeth nearly their entire lives with a good old fashioned baking soda paste made with water. One never used a toothbrush but rather his finger. Two passed away in their 70's and the other passed away in her 90's. All passed away with no enamel or tooth decay and all still had all of their teeth.


Too vigorous brushing or too hard of toothbrush bristles will cause much more damage than a baking soda paste.

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