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I am out of toothpaste, will brushing with.... work?

I am out of toothpaste, will brushing with mouthwash work for a day or two until I can get to the store?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on Jun. 15, 2011 in Health

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Answers (12)
  • My oral surgeon recommends baking soda. Its ok to use if they are your teeth. (Don't use baking soda on dentures, though!)
    jmpj8107

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 5:10 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • i would suggest brushing with baking soda for a day or so..
    jorjiegirl

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 4:36 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • my dentist even suggested brushing with baking soda and its on the back of the box..i seriously doubt they would advertise something that could get them into trouble!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • Ehhh... it's better than nothing. The brush will do a lot of the work.

    But do you have any baking soda? A tiny bit of baking soda on a damp brush is FANTASTIC for brushing teeth!
    KateDinVA

    Answer by KateDinVA at 4:37 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • you don't really need toothpaste to get your teeth clean!!! THe floride just helps protect your teeth and the minty is, well, minty! ;) You can just brush with water, floss, and rise with mouthwash if desired. You can also brush with baking soda....gross, but effective.
    crazy4u49033

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 4:37 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • don't brush with baking soda. at least not more than once. baking soda is so abrasive that it will scrub the enamel right off your teeth. you'll be ok brushing with mouthwash. just make sure you've very thorough
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 4:37 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • Hmmm I always hear use baking soda but maybe I am wrong after reading the Mommy above.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 4:40 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • Baking soda will get them cleaner than just the brush.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 4:49 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • baking soda is the way to go if out of toothpaste.
    momindiana

    Answer by momindiana at 4:59 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • sure! add baking soda on there and floss and still gargle with the mouth wash
    lizzybee44

    Answer by lizzybee44 at 5:57 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

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