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How can I use baking soda to keep my mouth healthy?

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Brushing your teeth with toothpaste containing baking soda can hold off tooth decay and keep your gums and mouth in good shape. A half-teaspoon of baking soda mixed in a glass of water can also freshen your breath.

From: Baking Soda Dos and Don’ts WebMD Medical Reference

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Science Buddies: “Acids, Bases, & the pH Scale.”

PubMed Health: “Sodium Bicarbonate (Oral route, Intravenous route, Subcutaneous route).”

Sara Haas, dietitian, chef, spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Mayo Clinic: “Insect Bites and Stings: First aid.”

TeensHealth: “Bug Bites and Stings.”

FDA: “Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Plants.”

Putt, M.S. , 2008. The Journal of Clinical Dentistry

Mitchmarderdds.com: “5 Natural Ways to Neutralize Bad Breath.”

Oconto County, University of Wisconsin-Extension: “Baking Soda - The Everyday Miracle.”

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification: “Using a Natural Odor Eliminator for a Green Alternative.”

Schwalfenberg, G. , published online Oct. 12, 2011. Journal of Environmental and Public Health

National Cancer Institute: “Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects; Mouth and Throat Changes.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

Science Buddies: “Acids, Bases, & the pH Scale.”

PubMed Health: “Sodium Bicarbonate (Oral route, Intravenous route, Subcutaneous route).”

Sara Haas, dietitian, chef, spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Mayo Clinic: “Insect Bites and Stings: First aid.”

TeensHealth: “Bug Bites and Stings.”

FDA: “Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Plants.”

Putt, M.S. , 2008. The Journal of Clinical Dentistry

Mitchmarderdds.com: “5 Natural Ways to Neutralize Bad Breath.”

Oconto County, University of Wisconsin-Extension: “Baking Soda - The Everyday Miracle.”

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification: “Using a Natural Odor Eliminator for a Green Alternative.”

Schwalfenberg, G. , published online Oct. 12, 2011. Journal of Environmental and Public Health

National Cancer Institute: “Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects; Mouth and Throat Changes.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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