Baking soda is one of the best natural cleansers and it’s safe to use on your teeth as well as for cleaning around the house. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a naturally occurring mineral. It has been used for thousands of years in cooking, as a cleaning agent, and for treating dental and mouth problems. Baking soda is a great natural tooth cleaner and it can whiten your teeth and prevent stains. It is cheap and easy to find at any grocery store. Here are a few easy ways that you can use baking soda to prevent stained teeth:
Brush with Baking Soda
The simplest way to use baking soda to prevent tooth stains is to brush with it before you brush with your normal toothpaste. Pour a little baking soda into a small container or just remove the top of the box. Dip your toothbrush in some water or hold it under the faucet until all the bristles are wet. Dip the toothbrush into the baking soda. The baking soda will stick to the wet bristles on the brush. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes with the baking soda then rinse your mouth thoroughly. The baking soda will help eliminate stains and prevent new stains.
Add Baking Soda to Your Toothpaste
If you don’t want the hassle of brushing with baking soda and then brushing with your favorite toothpaste you can just combine them. Dip your brush into the baking soda and then put some toothpaste on your brush. Brush your teeth the way that you normally would with the toothpaste and baking soda mixture. Just be careful not to brush too hard if you do this, because the baking soda can be abrasive and cause irritated gums if you’re not careful.
After a few days of brushing with baking soda you will notice that your mouth feels healthier and your teeth look whiter.