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Baking soda



Is baking soda good for your teeth and does it really whiten them?


Baking soda will not harm your teeth.  It is a little more abrasive and will remove some light staining due to coffee or tea.  It doesn't "whiten" teeth other than removing light stains.

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Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University