Brushing with Baking Soda: The Pros and Cons

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Are you trying to decide if you should brush your teeth with baking soda? If so, our dentist, Dr. John M. Falbo, is happy to help you! By knowing the pros and cons of this topic, you can make the decision that is best for you and your smile.


-Baking soda has been proven to help clean the teeth, according to studies by the Journal of Clinical Dentistry. Their studies show brushing teeth with a baking soda product is more effective than brushing with a non-baking soda product.

-Baking soda is not expensive. Baking soda can last a long time, and it costs less than $1.


-Brushing with baking soda can be quite the messy disaster.

-Baking soda leaves unpleasant feelings and tastes in the mouth.

-The American Dental Association has not approved brushing the teeth with baking soda. It does not believe baking soda is safe and effective in an oral hygiene routine.

-Brushing with baking soda alone will not expose your teeth to fluoride, which is a natural mineral that strengthens and nourishes the tooth enamel, helping the smile prevent dental issues.

For more information and details about brushing with baking soda in Charleston, West Virginia, please reach out to Drs. Monday and Graziani at 304-343-1216. Our dental team is happy to assist you, and we look forward to talking with you!