If you’ve found this page you are probably looking for a recipe to create your own teeth whitening toothpaste using baking soda. We don’t want to trick you and we will explain how baking soda can help you whiten your teeth in just a minute, but first a word of advice. Home remedies should be applied carefully. Getting the wrong amount of ingredients in the formula could mean that you are actually making a toothpaste that can harm your enamel and your gums. If you want an all-natural solution to help whiten your teeth there are other solutions which are 100% natural and organic and have been developed under the strict procedures or a professional lab. We strongly recommend you go for one of these relatively inexpensive options instead of trying to make your own solution.
Now that being said, can baking soda help whiten your teeth? It most definitely can. Baking soda is a great mild abrasive which can help break the surface stain on your teeth and make them look whiter. Now regaining your original teeth color is the best you can hope for (although it is unlikely) and in any case you’ll be able to achieve a lighter shade than your original teeth color.
3 teeth whitening baking soda recipes
At the end of the day what you want to achieve is a paste that you can brush your teeth with that is based on baking soda which will act as a mild abrasive against the stains on your teeth.
If you want to target a specific stain on your teeth you can apply a small quantity of the resulting paste over the stain with your finger, let it set for a minute or two and then scrub with our finger before brushing your teeth normally with your regular toothpaste.
Or if you want to achieve an overall whitening effect, you can simply brush your teeth like you regularly do for two minutes but replacing your regular toothpaste for the baking soda based one you just made.
You should use this paste every other day for a period of two weeks to see the best results. Don’t expect to see a difference after just once use, after all this is an all natural home-made solution, not a bleaching treatment.
In order to fabricate a teeth whitening baking soda toothpaste you can follow any of these three recipes.
Lemon-baking soda toothpaste
- Put half a teaspoon of baking soda in a small pot
- Add a few drops of lemon juice and mix well
- Keep adding drops of lemon juice and mixing until you achieve a paste consistency that you can use as toothpaste
Now lemon doesn’t play any role in this formula other than adding flavor to the mix so that you don’t get such a strong taste of baking soda in your mouth, but water will actually work just as well, expect it won’t cover the taste.
Hydrogen Peroxide-baking soda toothpaste
Hydrogen peroxide makes for an effective antibacterial which is great to have in your formula, especially if you are not going to be using a regular toothpaste during the whitening treatment.
- Put a teaspoon of baking soda in a small pot
- Add half a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and mix well
- Use the resulting paste to brush your teeth normaly
Fluoride toothpaste + baking soda
- Spread some of your regular toothpaste on your toothbrush
- Dip your toothbrush into baking soda so that the powder sticks to the toothpaste
- Brush your teeth normally.
Is it safe to whiten your teeth with baking soda?
Brushing your teeth with baking soda should be safe as long as you don’t abuse it. You should limit the baking soda-based treatment to no more than two weeks at a time and only use the home-made paste every other day during those two weeks. After that period of time go back to your regular fluoride toothpaste.
If you use the baking soda-based toothpaste for too long you risk damaging your enamel. Remember that baking soda acts as a mild abrasive on your teeth. First it will help break the layers of stains on top of your enamel, but once it’s done with them it will continue with your enamel layer next, potentially damaging it for life.
It is also important that you alternate the baking soda-based toothpaste with your regular toothpaste during the treatment since your regular toothpaste has fluor and other ingredients which help strengthen your teeth, prevent cavities and more, all of which the home-made whitening toothpaste does not provide.
Alternatives to baking soda for teeth whitening
There are plenty of at home teeth whitening solutions that can be an alternative to baking soda, including a lot of which are also 100% natural and contain cero traces of chemicals.
A great example of one of these alternative solutions are charcoal powders, which are prove to help whiten your teeth and actually use the same mild abrasive approach that baking soda does.
Some of these teeth whitening powders formula’s also contain other natural ingredients that will help you reduce plaque and prevent cavities, all in one simple and easy to use solution.