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Hi,

 

 

I just brushed my teeth with Baking soda, and my gums seem whiter, and I feel

a bit of tingling sensation in my mouth, like burning, maybe?

 

So, is it safe to brush with baking soda?

Is it good to prevent tooth decay, gum disease?

 

Unfortunately, I think I have gum disease, because my gums bleed :( when I try to floss or brush too hard....)

 

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BS is quite salty and takes some getting used to.  If your gums are sore, it can burn.  I've used plain BS to brush before and I loved it, but then I got a Sonicare and I use toothpaste with it.

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BS is quite salty and takes some getting used to.  If your gums are sore, it can burn.  I've used plain BS to brush before and I loved it, but then I got a Sonicare and I use toothpaste with it.

 

Thanks so much for your input, it helps a lot.

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