The benefits of baking soda are large.
The pH of our mouths plays a big role in determining what populations of bacteria flourish in our mouths. It’s generally recognized that the lower (more acidic) the pH in the mouth, the greater the risk of tooth decay.
Using baking soda can help in supporting a more alkaline oral pH. Plenty of research shows that baking soda really can help in lowering the populations of bad bugs in the mouth. Baking soda is an effective support tool to reduce bad pathogens.
Lemon and baking soda are two natural and low cost items to help whiten your teeth. These two items are excellent cleaning solutions for their deodorizing and stain removing properties.
This same chemical reaction is useful for removing stains from enamel.
To apply to teeth, mix a small amount of baking soda with lemon juice and brush it on the teeth. Allow the solution of sit for a minute before brushing and rinsing it off of the teeth. Lemon juice is highly acidic and the same stain removing powers also damage enamel.
Only perform this whitening treatment once a week on older children to prevent the acidity of the lemon juice from damaging the enamel.
Maintaining healthy white teeth begins at a young age.
The enamel of the teeth is subject to stains and erosion over time from the foods we eat and beverages we drink, on top of other things.
Let us not forget about taking care of your teeth to help prevent plaque which is a clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth.
After you eat, bacteria go crazy over the sugar on your teeth, like ants at a picnic. The bacteria breaks it down into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called cavities.
Plaque also causes gingivitis which is gum disease that can make your gums red, swollen, and sore. Your gums are those soft pink tissues in your mouth that hold your teeth in place.
After all adults spend a lot of money on commercial teeth whitening products to restore the healthy, white aesthetic on their teeth, but for kids maintaining healthy white teeth can come at less of a cost.
There are a number of teeth whitening solutions that do not require regularly purchasing or expensive oral hygiene products to whiten teeth and, for kids, these are effective ways in which they can preserve enamel and maintain a healthy smile naturally. Using lemon and baking soda as a paste scrub is a excellent cleaning solution.
Remember to consume hard fruits and vegetables and limit sugary and acidic foods to help whiten your children’s teeth.