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One controversial dental topic today is whether to brush with baking soda or not. Some believe baking soda is very effective for cleaning the smile while others believe baking soda is unnecessary and even harmful for the smile. Today, our dentist, Dr. John Cronkrite, John Felkner, would like to help you decide which side you’re on by giving you the pros and cons of brushing with baking soda in Edgar, Wisconsin.

Pros

-Brushing your teeth with baking soda can clean your teeth. According to the Journal of Clinical Dentistry, oral hygiene products that contain baking soda are more effective than products that don’t contain baking soda.

-Baking soda is inexpensive. The entire box could last you a long time and it costs less than $1!

Cons

-Brushing with baking soda can get pretty messy.

-Brushing with baking soda can leave an unpleasant feeling in the mouth, like a soda taste or a gritty feeling.

-Brushing with baking soda is not approved by the American Dental Association, which is an organization that tests products and approves them based on their safety and effectiveness in an oral hygiene routine.

-Brushing with baking soda alone will not give your teeth the exposure they need to fluoride. Fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel and helps prevent dental issues.

To learn more or to discuss this topic with our dental team, all you need to do is contact Szmanda Dental Edgar at 715-352-2700. We are here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!