Ankeny Dentist: Cleaning Power of Baking Soda

During the holiday season, many people long to clean and brighten their teeth efficiently. With the help of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), you could achieve a brighter, cleaner smile for the holidays. For years, people realized the cleaning power of baking soda. Your Ankeny dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, discusses the amazing power of baking soda.

Sodium Bicarbonate

Cleaning your teeth with baking soda can effectively brighten your smile. The process for cleaning teeth with baking soda involves dampening your toothbrush and covering the bristles with baking soda. Simply brush teeth normally according to the American Dental Association’s guidelines. Brush for two minutes per session and make sure to scrub each tooth. Following your brushing, remove excess baking soda like you would normally spit out excess toothpaste.

We recommend that patients only brush with baking soda once every seven days. The abrasive nature of baking soda penetrates deep down stains, but can also cause tooth enamel damage with repeated usage.

Teeth Whitening in Ankeny

Many people suffer from stained teeth due to smoking, coffee habits, or even aging. If you want to brighten up your holiday with teeth whitening, we provide custom-fit bleaching trays to our patients. Our take-home trays provide an ideal tooth whitening situation when compared to store-bought means of whitening. Many people report gum irritation when using store-bought whitening kits. These kits provide one-size-fits all bleaching trays and consumer-grade bleaching gel.

Our Ankeny dentist office can provide patients with professional-strength bleaching gel to effectively whiten your smile. The entire whitening process can take up to 6 weeks to reach your desired shade. However, many people notice results immediately. We can also supply patients with additional gel in case they want to touchup their smile throughout the year.

Schedule Your Visit

Interested in learning more about how to clean and brighten your teeth with baking soda? Looking to whiten your teeth with custom-fit, take-home bleaching trays? Due for a checkup? You can contact our Ankeny dentist office today at (515) 963-3339. Peddicord Family Dentistry proudly provides comprehensive dentistry to patients in Ankeny, Cambridge, Sheldahl, Maxwell, Collins, the 50021 zip code, and surrounding neighborhoods.