How to Brush Your Teeth With Baking Soda

by Carlye Jones

Baking soda is a versatile product. It's great for eliminating odors, polishing silverware and for cooking, as well as for brushing your teeth. Not only is it an eco-friendly alternative to commercial toothpaste, but it also helps whiten your teeth without damage and is inexpensive.

Items you will need

  • Baking soda
  • Toothbrush
  • Small bowl or container
Step 1

Pour about 1/4 tsp. baking soda into a small bowl or container.

Step 2

Dampen your toothbrush with water.

Step 3

Dip the toothbrush in the baking soda and get as much baking soda to stick to it as possible.

Step 4

Brush your teeth, and rinse with water as usual.


  • For extra whitening power, dip your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide before adding the baking soda.

    For mint flavoring, dip your toothbrush in mouthwash before adding the baking soda.


  • The baking soda may feel a little gritty and thick at first.

    Don't store baking soda in the bathroom. The high humidity will cause it to clump.

Photo Credits

  • Demand Media Studios