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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Why You Might Reconsider Brushing With Baking Soda

Here is a comment I received on this site: 

"Having used baking soda for 10 years (stopped a few years ago) I can report that it did a number on my teeth but not so much my gums. My teeth are green now and there was a time they looked great. Bottom line is I think I overbrushed and was way too energetic when brushing. I was waiting for this feeling of 'absolute clean' and sometimes it would be 3 minutes of hard brushing. The enamel took a beating and my teeth look like a smokers! I do drink alot of tea and coffee sometimes but I don't think thaey should be in this state. Im back to using regular toothpastes and it seems I cannot get my teeth white again. Bummer man! I have not discovered a 'whitening' toothpaste yet that has helped me restore whiteness and I'm scared of using those adhesive strips as my teeth are sensitive now."

You can read this comment on the page that it appeared originally on this site by clicking here. 

I don't want you to misunderstand.  The purpose of sharing this is just that to share information.  You can draw your own conclusions.  There has been a tendency to attack me for sharing information that some perceive as 'anti-baking soda'.

That's not the case at all.  The above quote comes from someone who left this comment on the site as a reader of a post entitled "Don't brush your teeth with baking soda".

Now, there are plenty of pro baking soda comments on that post as well.   Go to the above link if you would like to read them.

The point is, I think there might be some reason for concern with the practice of brushing with baking soda.   Whether you agree with me or some of the commentors on this site is irrelevant.  The purpose is to provide information and the experiences of other people for you to read and grow from.

Having said that, it seems inevitable that some people will leave negative comments.  I don't really know why.  It could have something to do with having a deep seated belief challenged.

People don't want to face facts that are contrary to what they deeply believe.   So, feel free to comment and say what you want, just consider moderating it in your own mind before just putting your initial reaction out there.

Thoughtful comments add to the discussion.  Emotional outbursts distract from the conversation.

Thanks in advance for thinking about these things before commenting.