Q. Will mixture of Trisodium phosphate and baking soda with water help in regeneration of teeth?

Answered by
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 30, 2020

Hello doctor,

A guy on youtube has videos of how he regenerated his teeth by mixing Trisodium phosphate with baking soda and water. He says he spits out mixture and not to swallow. Is this even possible or safe especially since dental work is so expensive?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I appreciate you for such an interesting question on dental health.

Talking about the two chemical components separately. Baking soda is found to be a great alternative in whitening the teeth as it has mild abrasive quality. It is also found that baking soda has seven on the RDA scale (radioactive dentin abrasion) compared to the regular toothpastes which ranges 200-300. Just a sprinkle of it on the toothpaste in your regular brushing helps in whitening the teeth. But this is not proved on the papers by research.

Coming to Trisodium phosphate, it is one of the ingredients present in less percentage in the toothpastes which is chemically basic and removes stains. But it is a commercial agent used as degreaser and stain remover otherwise.

The problem using these chemicals in dental cleaning is that you will not be sure how much percentage of the active chemical components you expose on the tooth surfaces in the DIY (do it yourself) project. These might see effective but lack of studies and research making it unsuitable for daily usage. No standardization, therefore not used as commonly as a toothpaste. Also, continuous and prolonged exposure of these on the teeth might end up in roughness of the enamel and a hence weaker teeth.

I hope this helps.

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