Monday, October 29, 2012
Julia Roberts Says Baking Soda + Toothbrush Equals Bright Smile
Baking soda, toothbrush, and a water rinse, give you a bright, white smile.
What makes this little beauty tip a big deal, is that it's coming from an actress with one of the most beautiful smiles EVER---Julia Roberts!
"I brush [my teeth] with baking soda. [My grandfather] would put a big heaping mound of it on his toothbrush. He had only one cavity in his entire life," Julia tells InStyle.
The 44-year-old mom of three, says at times she is so busy with family life, that she barely has time to take care of her teeth.
"Sometimes that`s all I do as far as a regimen goes. Look, I`m happy if I have on moisturizer and ChapStick! When you`re dressing three people besides yourself, something has to fall away. I`ve learned to always have a big pair of dark sunglasses within arm`s reach before going out," she says.
Alright.....so, does any of this ring true?
Does baking soda protect your teeth from cavities?
Is baking soda too harsh for use every day?
Does baking soda whiten your teeth?
First of all, baking soda DOES give you a brighter, whiter smile!!
Our dentist believes it's too abrasive on enamel to use it daily, but other dental experts claim that baking soda is okay and won't harm teeth. As far as protecting your smile from tooth decay, baking soda can't guarantee that.
We found this little nugget from the Arm & Hammer website:
"It may surprise some to learn that baking soda is actually the least abrasive material for polishing and cleaning teeth.* That's why it's always been considered such a healthy choice in oral care. By dissolving into fine particles, baking soda gets into areas deep between teeth and along the gum line that other toothpastes can't reach. It also penetrates into the tiny crevices in tooth enamel to dissolve intrinsic stains...."
We LOVE adding a little baking soda to our toothbrush. How about you?