Brush your teeth with Baking Soda
Sodium bicarbonate is used for brushing teeth for over 150 years. It is said that it is a good abrasive, and therefore assumed to be harmful to the enamel. However, the RDA value (“Relative Dental Abrasiveness”) for sodium bicarbonate was 7, while the values of toothpaste is greater than 35 (RDA scale of 0-200). So the higher the value of the RDA, the more it is harmful for the teeth. Thus, we can conclude that sodium bicarbonate is the least harmful.
There are many reasons why we suggest that you use baking soda for brushing teeth. It`s not only is the least damaging abrasive but also whitens the teeth, removes stains and kills bacteria in the oral cavity and thus improves the health of the gums and prevents bleeding.
You are probably wondering how sodium bicarbonate actually acts?
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline powder. In contact with water it releases free radicals. When you put baking soda in your mouth it connects with the molecules that make the enamel and that leads to a reaction called oxidation. Therefore, due to the oxidation sodium bicarbonate removes coffee stains of coffee, tobacco chewing and smoking stains.
How to brush your teeth with baking soda?
1) Most practical is to pour sodium bicarbonate in a small bowl so that you can easily change every few weeks, it forms clumps very quickly because of the wet toothbrush.
2) Dip your wet toothbrush in the container. You can dip your brush in mouthwash if the taste of sodium bicarbonate bothers you.
3) Put as much sodium bicarbonate on the brush as you can.
4) Brush your teeth for two minutes. First rub your teeth for 15 seconds so that the sodium bicarbonate mixes well with your saliva and becomes creamy, because if you put baking soda directly on the gums it may irritate them.
5) Brush your tongue for 20 seconds, because in that way you will destroy the bacteria on the tongue.
6) Rinse with clean water or mouthwash so your mouth will feel a little refresher.
I personally believe that it is better to use products that do not contain preservatives or those that contain only natural ingredients. If you do not like the taste of sodium bicarbonate and wish to continue to use commercial toothpaste that contains a lot of fluoride (great value RDA) that is harmful to health, we still ask you, because of your own health, to mix sodium bicarbonate with a little toothpaste. Toothpastes contain various chemicals that can cause allergies and various diseases of the oral cavity. Baking soda seems like the best choice for oral hygiene: not a harmful abrasive, slows down the development of bacteria, removes stains, increases the pH value which reduces the risk of developing various diseases and is also economically feasible.