Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate is a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline powder which when dissolved in water, releases free radicals. When a mixture of baking soda and water is put in the mouth, the free radicals released from the mixture have a reaction with the stain molecules on the enamel of the tooth. This mixture removes the yellow and brown stains on teeth. Therefore, baking soda brightens and whitens the teeth by breaking the discolorization caused by coffee, tea, tobacco chewing and smoking.
Brushing the teeth is a very important activity in our everyday lives. It is essential to maintain good dental hygiene and this is achieved by brushing and flossing. Many people have replaced the common commercial toothpaste with natural alternatives because of the fear that they contain harmful ingredients that may be unsuitable for the long term health of the teeth.
Hordes of people believe that the only way available to remove stains from their teeth is by going to a professional so they can be whitened or polished. All these procedures are expensive but, luckily baking soda toothpaste has been highly recommended. It has been discovered that the toothpaste we use could contain ingredients that are abrasive hence wearing down the enamel thus causing damage to our teeth. On the other hand, baking soda toothpaste only fights the enemies in the mouth and not the mouth itself.
It is a mineral that is entirely natural. It is very effective because it specifically helps to maintain the PH in the mouth to be as neutral as possible. An acidic environment in the mouth leads to bad breathe, causes a great damage to the teeth enamel and encourages bacteria to stay in the mouth and cause tooth decay and stains.
Apart from its ability to scrape off stains that emanate from beverages like coffee, tea, cola and wine stains, baking soda also removes plaque from the teeth. This freshens the teeth and prevents them from decaying. It also provides an overall and recognizable feeling of cleanliness in the mouth. It is a good mouth rinse especially when you have a mouth sore. It can also be gargled on the onset of a sore throat. The popularity of baking soda is attributed to the fact that it is affordable compared to other commercial toothpastes.