I read that if I mixed lemon juice with baking soda and use it for two weeks, it will whiten my teeth. Is that true?
Judi D.- Oregon
No, that is not true. I don’t know why people write these kind of things on the internet. I’m glad you asked before you tried this, because lemon juice contains citric acid, which is very bad for your teeth.
Even when you drink things with citric acid in it, such as sodas or water with lemon, you need to be cautious. make sure you leave at least thirty minutes between consumption of citric acid and brushing your teeth. Otherwise you’ll grind the acid into your teeth and promote the wearing away of acid.
If you really want to get your teeth whitened, I suggest you contact your dentist and see what programs he has available. Some have a one appointment in office method. Others a take home whitening kit. Some have both.
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