Baking powder is a common household product that is very versatile and it has presented yet another utility, brightening your smile.
However, one vital question that must be answered is
"What's the difference between baking soda and baking powder?"
The answer to this question is that baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate which is the model base in any chemical experiment. When combined with an acid such as vinegar, baking soda reacts and releases carbon dioxide which is apparent through the bubbling, creating the classic grade school science experiment. Baking powder, on the other hand, contains baking soda, but already has an acidifying agent known as cream of tartar and these two ingredients are then combined with the drying agent, starch and thus making baking powder. With these two additional ingredients, baking powder is no longer a pure base that can damage the enamel. So when whitening your teeth, remember to use baking powder as it will not wear or strip away the first level of enamel like using baking soda would.
There are many methods to naturally whitening teeth with baking powder, here is one of the several methods.
Materials you will need: toothbrush, cup, baking powder, water
Step 1: Place about several heaping tablespoons of baking powder in the cup
Step 2: Add some water to the baking powder, add only enough to create a paste like consistency
Step 3: Dip your toothbrush in the paste and brush your teeth for approximately 2 minutes.
Step 4: Thoroughly rinse out the mouth, make sure all of the paste completely washed away.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 twice a week for 5-8 weeks.
After repeating the process, you will see gradually see the resulst as the weeks progress. The baking powder removes many of the stains from tea, coffee, and food. If you are looking for a natural, inexpensive, nonabrasive method to whitening your teeth. Baking powder is one of the best alternatives to the commercial products.
However, please remember to brush your teeth with regular toothpaste at least twice a day in conjunction with brushing your teeth with baking powder.