Dr. Oz’s recent suggestion to apply a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice to your to teeth in an effort to whiten them is pretty darn scary. Lemon juice is a strong acid, with a pH of approximately 2. Almost the same as Coke and Pepsi. Would you brush your teeth with Coca-cola?
Baking soda is an abrasive material. Think sandpaper. So, the acid softens the tooth enamel and then according to Dr. Oz you’re suppose to take sandpaper and rub the enamel away. Repeated use of this this technique will do one thing, guaranteed 100%, as that it will remove the enamel from your teeth!
The idea that a celebrity heart surgeon like Dr. Oz would recommend such a destructive method to “whiten” your teeth just to save a few hundred dollars is strikingly ignorant and a danger to the public. The potential damage caused by using Dr. Oz’s suggestion could cost tens of thousands of dollars to treat.
If you would like to learn about safe and effective methods to whiten your teeth, please contact Dr. Larry Evola at Forestream Dental. 716-656-8686