Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Jen | 2010/10/26

Q.

Can I brush my teeth with salt

Hi

I think normal toothpaste is irritating my mouth &  lips, so I was thinking of brushing my teeth with salt. Will this be ok or will I damage my teeth?
It''s really just as an experiment to see if I stop using commercial toothpaste, will my irritated lips get better (they are extremely dry &  when I brush my teeth seem to get worse, even though I drink lotsa water &  use natural lipbalm without petrochemicals).

Also, I heard brushing with bicarbonate of soda will make your teeth whiter - is this safe?

Thanks!

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

I do not advise brushing with salt or bicarb.

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Posted by: Maria | 2010/10/27

If you want to do a little test to see if it is the commercial toothpaste, try brushing with a little bit of water only.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2010/10/26

I do not advise brushing with salt or bicarb.

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