Bicarbonate of soda
– For heartburn, whitening teeth, bad breath, mouth ulcer…
– *Bicarbonate of soda (for sale at the pharmacy)
* Also called sodium bicarbonate or Natrii hydrogenocarbonas in Latin
– Use bicarbonate of soda in powder form (to whiten teeth) or dissolve 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of bicarbonate of soda in a glass of water (for heartburn or bad breath).
To whiten teeth
Put a little bicarbonate of soda powder on your toothbrush (the toothbrush should be wet) and brush. Repeat several times a week.
After dissolving 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in a glass of water, drink quickly. Natural and cheap, useful remedy in the event of gastric acidity or heartburn; however, this preparation should not be overused for this indication, as it can cause bloating and hypertension. A risk of “rebound”, i.e. an increase in acidity over the long term, may also be associated with this preparation.
For bad breath
After dissolving 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in a glass of water, gargle.
This remedy can be stored dry for several months (up to 1 year if kept dry). Ask your pharmacy for more information about the conservation time of bicarbonate of soda
Good advice (from our forum, of creapharma.ch)
“Caution: do not use too much bicarbonate of soda, as this substance removes tooth enamel, the teeth’s only protection against external damaging effects!” By Patrice from the Creapharma forum.