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Is It Safe to Whiten My Teeth with Baking Soda?

Woman examining teeth in the mirror after using baking soda

Using baking soda to remove tooth stains is actually very common. However, you may be wondering how safe this household product is for your teeth. Baking soda is a safe way to remove surface-level stains. Like most products, though, you should use with caution to avoid damaging your tooth enamel. The most common way to use baking soda in your whitening routine is to mix it with water into a paste, and brush for two minutes.

Tips for Whitening with Baking Soda

  • Baking soda isn’t an alternative to toothpaste — Baking soda doesn’t contain fluoride, so it can’t kill bacteria or help prevent cavities. You should still use a regular toothpaste of some sort to clean your teeth thoroughly.
  • Use proper brushing techniques — Baking soda has an abrasive nature. While it’s great at removing built-up plaque and surface stains, it can also damage your enamel if you brush with it too aggressively.
  • Don’t overuse the product — Don’t use baking soda for whitening purposes more than twice a week. If it’s overused, it can cause tooth sensitivity and increase the risk for cavities.

Safe and Trusted Professional Teeth Whitening

While baking soda is a popular way to remove tooth stains at home, it can only lighten your teeth around one to two shades. It can also cause damage if it’s not used properly. We believe the best way to safely and effectively whiten your smile is with professional teeth whitening.

We offer custom take-home whitening trays so you can whiten your smile up to eight shades in the comfort of your own home. Because professional whitening is overseen by our trusted dentist, it’s a safer way to achieve a brighter smile compared to at-home remedies. Ready to get a dazzling smile you’ll love? Contact our office today to schedule a whitening consultation!

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.