dental care


Question by  tnfox (23)

Will baking soda and peroxide damage the enamel on my teeth?

I have been using a mix of baking soda and peroxide to whiten my teeth and would like to know if it is safe.


Answer by  steved (14)

It may cause some minor damage if used to excess. Otherwise baking soda and peroxide are generally safe for enamel on teeth. Also, if you brush too hard it very well may damage your enamel. In addition, too much baking soda will cause your teeth to bleach. So use of baking soda and peroxide used in moderation is generally safe.


Answer by  Andrea16 (23)

Yes, it is quite safe. I have used it for many years with great results and no damage to enamel.


Answer by  janedoe (701)

Baking soda and peroxide is actually good for your teeth in terms of keeping them clean. If you leave the peroxide of for too long, it can potentially damage your enamel, but it's not likely you're leaving it on long enough to do any harm.


Answer by  MikeG (1650)

This will not damage the enamel on teeth. This is a common and cheap way to whiten teeth without harsh side effects.


Answer by  spyderpenn (28)

Baking Soda is a common ingredient in tooth pastes. It will not damage your enamel. Peroxide is safe as long as the exposure period is short and not daily.


Answer by  Annie82 (373)

It's very safe and it's okay to use it daily. Baking soda was used with water as toothpaste before being able to buy toothpaste. Peroxide is the component used to whiten teeth, the problem is finding a way to keep it on your teeth long enough to work.


Answer by  ktow70 (305)

yes over time peroxide can cause a little bit of enamel discoloring. baking soda is very abrasive because it is a very course substance and can wear away enamel.


Answer by  johnson (5)

No it won't because baking soda and peroxide are natural chemicals and don't harm the skin or enamel on the skin.


Answer by  aggiesan (314)

These are home remedies in whitening your teeth and baking soda are some ingredients in teeth whitener, so I guess it is safe to use in whitening. I suggest you try the baking soda for a week and then peroxide the next week so you will know which one is more effective.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well yes it is believed to damage the enamel. But it helps to whiten teeth a bit but not too much.


Answer by  Anonymous

I swished with peroxide and water mix for a morethan that... and then brushed with the baking soda for 2 minutes exactly. my teeth looked great....til I had red wine....2 days later. they were then purple. This remedy DOES and WILL wear on your enamel.

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