Baking soda is a gentle, mild abrasive that safely removes plaque and extrinsic stains on teeth with twice daily brushing. The benefits of ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda toothpastes include a great taste and uniquely fresh mouth feel. ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda toothpastes help to neutralize acids that cause dental erosion, which helps the intraoral pH return to its normal level. They also neutralize oral malodors, resulting in fresher breath and a clean mouth feel.
Gentle, Deep Cleaning
ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda toothpastes remove plaque and extrinsic stains, providing patients with a very gentle clean - up to 40% more gentle than other leading brands.* Significantly greater plaque reductions have been found using ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda toothpastes than other tested dentifrices, such as antimicrobial dentifrices in randomized studies. Greater plaque reductions were seen after a single brushing and after several weeks of use twice a day (see Research Studies). With ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda toothpaste, the baking soda dissolves and surrounds the teeth, where it can remove up to five times more plaque in hard-to-reach places than regular toothpaste.
In addition, baking soda gently removes extrinsic staining during brushing, with very low abrasion.
ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™ Extreme Whitening Baking Soda & Peroxide toothpaste with
STAIN DEFENSE™ helps prevent new stains from setting.
*Data on file.
Putt MS, Milleman KR, Ghassemi A, Vorwerk LM, Hooper WJ, Soparkar PM, Winston AE, Proskin HM. Enhancement of plaque removal efficacy by tooth brushing with baking soda dentifrices: results of five clinical studies. J Clin Dent 2008;19(4):111-9.
The goal of this research was to compare the plaque removal efficacy of dentifrices containing 20%-65% baking soda with other marketed dentifrices. A series of five studies was conducted with the various dentifrices, with subjects brushing for 1 minute. Plaque was scored at baseline using the Turesky modification of the Quigley-Hein plaque index and again post-brushing. All dentifrices resulted in significant reductions in plaque (p<0.0001). In comparing whole mouth plaque scores, more plaque was removed with baking soda dentifrices than with other dentifrices (p<0.01) as well as on individual surfaces (p<0.05). A relationship was also seen between greater plaque removal and higher concentrations of baking soda.
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Thong S, Hooper W, Xu Y, Ghassemi A, Winston A. Enhancement of plaque removal by baking soda toothpastes from less accessible areas in the dentition. J Clin Dent 2011;22(5):171-8.
The goal of this review was to compare the plaque removal efficacy of dentifrices containing 20%-65% baking soda, in difficult-to-reach areas, with that of other marketed dentifrices. Six studies were included in the review, including five single-brushing crossover studies and one four-week study. Statistically significantly greater plaque removal was observed with the baking soda dentifrices than the non-baking soda dentifrices. In harder-to-reach areas (lingual and posterior sites), the superiority of plaque removal with the baking soda dentifrices was greater (p<0.05).
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Ghassemi A, Vorwerk LM, Hooper WJ, Putt MS, Milleman KR. A four-week clinical study to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of a baking soda dentifrice and an antimicrobial dentifrice in reducing plaque. J Clin Dent 2008;19(4):120-6.
The goal of the study was to compare the plaque removal efficacy of a baking soda dentifrice with that of a triclosan/copolymer dentifrice. The study was randomized, parallel-group and blinded, with 207 subjects completing it. Plaque reductions were assessed at baseline, after a single brushing, and following two and four weeks of use twice daily with a soft toothbrush. Plaque measurements were taken using the Turesky modification of the Quigley-Hein index and site-specific measurements using the Lobene index. Statistically significant plaque reductions were obtained with the use of either dentifrice over the four week period (p<0.001). Significantly greater plaque reductions were observed with the baking soda dentifrice, after a single brushing and at four weeks for whole mouth plaque scores and for the evaluated individual tooth surfaces (p<0.001). The plaque reduction with the baking soda dentifrice was approximately two-fold that of the triclosan/copolymer dentifrice.
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