Sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) is an alkaline substance that has the effect of floating dirt and destroying and decomposing fats and oils and proteins.
In addition, the particles are large and difficult to dissolve in water, which makes them useful as an abrasive for kitchens.
Toothpaste containing sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda, polishing agent, alkali) was born about 100 years ago and can be easily made with baking soda in the kitchen.
However, there are various problems that are not recommended for use in tooth brushing and oral care in the modern oral clinics around the world.
First of all, the point that “the teeth are scraped by the polishing action”.
Sodium hydrogencarbonate (baking soda, abrasives, alkalis) is a substance that has a very strong polishing action, as it is also included in cleansers that remove stubborn dirt.
The American Dental Association (ADA) does not recommend sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) for the following reasons:
Particles of sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) are said to be coarser and larger than any of the abrasive components of commercially available dentifrices, which is the same as brushing teeth with a file or cleanser.
After daily polishing, the enamel is scraped off every day, and symptoms of hypersensitivity will eventually occur, prone to tooth decay, pigments will easily remain on the scratches on the tooth surface and cause yellowing, and eventually dentin inside Is visible, and the teeth are gray, over white.
And the tooth that has been scraped will not return to the original, so be careful.
Next, it is “inducing excessive intake of salt”.
Sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda, abrasives, alkalis) is composed of sodium compounds as well as salts.
The amount of sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda, abrasives, alkalis) that can be taken daily by healthy people is less than 5 grams.
If you accidentally swallow it with toothpaste or gargling with sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda, abrasives, alkalis), you will ingest too much salt. Also, salt will be absorbed from the mucous membranes of the oral cavity without swallowing.
In particular, caution is required for those with impaired kidney/cardiopulmonary function, those with salt or sodium restriction, those with high blood pressure, and those with restricted salt intake due to chronic illness.
Also, it is not good for healthy people to increase their salt intake. Excessive salt intake leads to symptoms of metabolic disorders such as swelling and alkalosis.
Secondly, “alkaline tilt in the mouth causes tartar to adhere”.
The human body’s oral cavity has the physiological function of keeping the same weak acidity as the skin, keeping the PH in the mouth constant, suppressing the action of causative bacteria, and promoting the remineralization action of teeth.
Humans’ mouth is kept weakly acidic by saliva, but tartar is more likely to adhere to the mouth which is inclined to alkali.
Tartar is a plaque that is a collection of bacteria that is calcified by alkali and causes dental caries and periodontal disease.
There is also the expectation that “the neutralization of the mouth, which is inclined to be acidic by diet, may promote remineralization of teeth and prevent tooth decay”, but in reality remineralization is performed by saliva minerals.
Caries do not occur because the inside of the mouth becomes acidic, but the teeth are melted by the acid produced by the dental caries that live in the mouth to decompose sugar.
Ordinary weak acidity in the oral cavity does not activate dental caries (it cannot be inactivated even by tilting it to alkaline), so there is no point in temporarily tilting the oral cavity to alkali. There was a clinical problem that the bacteria could not be eliminated (oral mucosa and skin tissues were damaged before that), but the risk of tartar was increased.
Finally, the point is that “strong stimulation with alkali damages the oral mucosa.”
When treated with a strong alkali, it becomes the same as reduced bleach and strong alkaline ionized water, and strong alkali can sterilize general bacteria and inactivate viruses.
Strong alkalis are as good as disinfectants for medical equipment and kitchens, just like disinfectants such as chlorine and hypochlorous acid. However, there is a problem that it causes damage when used on the body of people who are composed of various bacteria.
Although strong alkali sterilizes bacteria, chemical damage destroys the proteins that make up the oral mucosa, damages the gum tissue and periodontal skin tissue, and damages the oral mucosa, deteriorating the oral condition.
When making skeletal specimens of animals because of their characteristics of destroying skin tissues and proteins, they are boiled with sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda).
Also, if you add baking soda to oil-dirty kitchen utensils, clogged ceramic filters, and parts of cars and motorcycles, the oil and protein will be decomposed and it will be very clean. Please try.
And regarding the effect data on bacteria and viruses, in experiments such as petri dishes, we can get data that reducing bleach and strong alkaline ion electrolyzed water can kill various bacteria and viruses.
However, in the actual oral clinic, the concentration cannot be maintained by being diluted with saliva (the skin damage is large if it is not diluted with saliva), and the reality is that the same clinical effect as the experimental data on petri dishes cannot be expected.
From the above, there was an oral clinical problem that strong alkali had more side effects than action and could not be used for babies and infants with weak oral mucosa, elderly people, fighters, and people who care about salt and are healthy.
Therefore, ORAL PEACE is a prescription that does not contain it.
However, if you like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda, abrasives, alkalis), baking soda for food is sold at supermarkets, so please use it with caution.