Hint: It All Starts With Baking Soda Toothpaste

Oral health is the cornerstone of your body’s overall wellbeing. Proper care can help keep your mouth—and you—at your best. One great way to start is by adding a baking soda toothpaste to your daily regimen.

For answers to your individual oral care concerns, click the tabs below.

Why Is Baking Soda Good For Teeth?

  • Neutralizes acids to help fight erosion of the tooth surface.
  • Gently cleans teeth by getting into all the hard to reach places.
  • Whitens teeth naturally by gently polishing away surface stains.
  • Freshens breath so you can feel confident flashing your smile!

Healthy Tooth Enamel

Early Stage Dental Erosion

Advanced Dental Erosion

THE PROBLEM: You Have Weak Tooth Enamel

Erosion of enamel can cause teeth sensitivity, cavities and chipping. It can also make teeth appear darker. Enamel care is important because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

THE SOLUTION: Enamel Strengthening Toothpaste

Using fluoride toothpaste with Liquid Calcium can prevent erosion and even help in restoring the weakened tooth enamel.

What Causes Dental Erosion?

Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in your body, but it can still be damaged or eroded.

  • Acidic drinks like sodas, energy drinks, wine and beer can eat into the surfaces of your teeth, softening and weakening them.
  • Some medications, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), bulimia, and the acid from your mouth or stomach, can cause dental erosion, too.
  • Other causes:
    - Abrasion, usually associated with aggressive brushing
    - Grinding of teeth
    - Cavities, chips or cracks

How Will I Know If I Have Dental Erosion?

In the early stages, you may not see or feel anything. As the acid starts to eat into the enamel, your teeth may become sensitive. Once dentin is exposed, erosion happens more quickly. In more advanced cases you might notice:

  • The shape of your teeth has become ‘rounded off’
  • Your teeth appear darker
  • The edges of your front teeth thinning
  • In severe cases, shortening of your teeth

What Can I Do to Prevent Dental Erosion?

  • Avoid or limit acidic drinks and foods
  • Sip sodas through a straw and swallow immediately (without swishing in your mouth)
  • Rinse with water after drinking or consuming acidic drinks and foods
  • Rinse with water and baking soda–this will counteract acidity
  • Chew sugar-free gum to help stimulate saliva to remove acids
  • Choose a fluoride toothpaste with calcium to help strengthen enamel, like ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Toothpaste or ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™ Plus Enamel Strengthening Toothpaste

Benefits of ARM & HAMMER™ Enamel Strengthening Toothpaste with Baking Soda