Brushing with baking soda
August 25, 2016 1:35pm CST
My daughter is 11 years old. She has got a slight yellow shade to all her teeth, it is hereditary actually, from her father's side of the family....can I use baking soda to get rid of the yellow color to some extent at least...how often can it be done?
• United States
26 Aug 16
I don't know about baking soda...but one of my favorite bloggers is mommypotamus. She's worked to heal her daughter's teeth, naturally, and has this post about whitening teeth with turmeric!
They say a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. Turmeric teeth whitening is a surprisingly effective way to naturally whiten your teeth at home.
• Cambridge, England
26 Aug 16
Not everyone is blessed with sparkling white teeth. Some people have thicker enamel than others. Those with thin enamel have slightly yellow teeth because the dentine shows through. This may be hereditary or it may be due to the particular nourishment they received when young. There isn't really anything one can do to increase the whiteness of the teeth, though dentists are, I believe, able to apply a synthetic enamel coating. It's unlikely that baking soda will help at all, though it will certainly help to reduce the acids which eat away the enamel and cause decay.