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Is it safe to whiten your teeth with baking soda?

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Safe Teeth Baking SodaTeeth whitening is hugely popular as it can dramatically improve the appearance of stained teeth within a very short while. There are numerous ways to whiten your teeth, including purchasing a DIY kit from your dentist, or with over-the-counter whitening kits or home remedies. So why should you choose a DIY teeth whitening kit from your dentist?

Teeth Whitening is a Dental Treatment
It is easy to overlook the fact that tooth whitening is a dental treatment and it does have the potential to damage your teeth and gums. When you purchase a top quality and highly affordable DIY whitening kit from your dentist you can be sure it will provide safe and reliable results. You can use the kit in the comfort of your own home, gently whitening your teeth in just one to two weeks. A dental examination beforehand will determine if you are suitable for teeth whitening, as anyone with unhealthy teeth or gums should not use whitening products.
Your DIY kit can then be customised with the correct strength of whitening gel to minimise or eliminate any potential problems with tooth sensitivity. The whitening products supplied by your dentist have been thoroughly tested to ensure their safety and are far more effective than anything you could buy over-the-counter.

What about Home Remedies?
Home remedies such as baking soda mixed with lemon juice, or perhaps scrubbing your teeth with mashed up strawberries might sound appealing as they use cheap ingredients, but they can do a great deal of damage to your teeth. These types of ingredients are either highly acidic or much too abrasive and could well cause permanent damage to your tooth enamel without really changing the colour of your teeth.
You only have one set of adult teeth so it pays to look after them. You can purchase a DIY teeth whitening kit from your dentist for a very reasonable price and it will produce by far the safest and most effective results.

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