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Whats the deal with 'Baking Soda' toothpastes such as Arm&Hammer?

Asked by JeffVader (5426points) April 20th, 2010

Are they any better than the traditional or what?

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Sophief's avatar

More expensive, but better, I think.

phillis's avatar

Baking soda is an excellent odor fighter, but eating, drinking and periodontal disease render it no more effective than mint flavoring. It’s also gritty, and about as cheap as alum and silica, the other commonly materials usually used as abrasives in toothpastes.

Likeradar's avatar

I don’t know about scientific differences, but the Arm & Hammer baking soda toothpaste leaves my mouth feeling way cleaner than any other toothpaste I’ve ever used. It’s slightly gritty and tastes great.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I don’t know if it’s better than other toothpastes, but I like Arm & Hammer because it’s one of the few toothpastes that I’ve found that doesn’t taste awful.

john65pennington's avatar

If you will carefully read the ingredients in most all toothpaste, you will find baking soda included in one form or another.

Baking soda has been used for years as an excellent product to brush human teeth.

Facade's avatar

Baking soda s a great cleanser. I use it for my scalp when it’s been too long between shampoos. It also whitens teeth without harming them.

Strauss's avatar

I remember using baking soda when I was a kid, in place of toothpaste.

JeffVader's avatar

@Yetanotheruser Well….. Im sure it was tricky getting down the store when ur stomping round the mountains & hills of the Cascades :)

Strauss's avatar

@JeffVader it helps to know where the secret soda lodes are!

Jibbah_Jabbah's avatar

The way baking soda toothpastes and whitening toothpastes make your teeth whiter is that they contain more abrasive granules than regular toothpaste. What I mean is that the granules in the paste are more coarse and there are more of them. What they do is remove a very thin layer of your teeth’s enamel.

anamae's avatar

augh i hate baking soda toothpaste, tastes like salty mint and it grosses me out. my mother and best friend swear by it though, apparently when my friend stayed with her grandma as a child she brushed her teeth with a wet toothbrush dipped in baking soda.

JeffVader's avatar

@anamae…... salty mint….. that does sound gross :(

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