The benefits of using Baking Soda to brush your teeth
The Benefits of using Baking Soda to brush your Teeth:
Changes pH of the oral cavity – A healthy mouth is non-acidic, neutral or alkaline. Sodium bicarbonate has been suggested to increase the pH in the oral cavity, potentially neutralizing the harmful effects of bacterial metabolic acids.
Is a polishing agent – Due to its abrasive nature plaque layered on the enamel of teeth are scrubbed off. With reference to the relative dentin abrasion tests done on straight sodium bicarbonate, its abrasiveness is favorable with low to the overall state of the enamel. This is as compared to other oral formulations, dentifrices and brands. Sodium bicarbonate, therefore, when used in the correct amount, is an effective polishing agent.
Increases calcium uptake by the enamel which strengthens the enamel.
Bicarbonate has been shown to decrease dental plaque acidity induced by sucrose, and its buffering capacity plays a major role in preventing dental cavities. Studies have shown that bicarbonate inhibits plaque formation on teeth and, in addition, increases calcium uptake by dental enamel. This effect of bicarbonate on teeth is so well recognized that tooth powder containing sodium bicarbonate was patented in the USA in October 1985.
HOW TO BRUSH WITH BAKING SODA
1) Pour some baking soda into a small dish or container.
2) Dampen your toothbrush with water.
3) Dip the toothbrush in the baking soda and get as much baking soda to stick to it as possible.
4) Brush your teeth for two minutes.
5) Brush the tongue for 20 seconds as well. Many germs live on the tongue.
6) Rinse with water.
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