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What’s the Buzz on Baking Soda?


What’s the Buzz on Baking Soda?

Arm & HammerYou probably have a few resolutions in mind for 2021. If one of them is to get a jump on your continuing education opportunities, why not check out a new course from Church & Dwight and ARM & HAMMER on baking soda toothpaste?

“The Natural Truth About Baking Soda Toothpaste,” presented by Krystal King, RDH, is available on demand here. This course and the accompanying test are free to take and will count toward .5 hours of CE credit.

The course covers some basic oral hygiene data and how solutions like baking soda toothpaste can help patients who fall short on best hygiene practices for plaque removal. Baking soda toothpastes that have a low Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) value can particularly benefit those patients who have highly acidic diets, exposed dentin, or impaired salivary flow.

Church & Dwight offers multiple baking soda toothpaste options, including ARM & HAMMER PeroxiCare and ARM & HAMMER Dental Care. PeroxiCare is comprised of 50% baking soda and an RDA of 35, and Dental Care contains 65% baking soda with an RDA of 60. Both options fall into the low RDA category of 0-69.

Course Cover by Krystal King, RDHBaking soda has benefits for nearly all patients and can help kill bacteria and diminish stains. In fact, according to the presentation, baking soda has been shown to:

• Shift biofilm toward less pathogenic bacteria
• Reduce demineralization
• Increase remineralization
• Decrease the potential for the development of pre-carious lesions.

Church & Dwight currently has two other courses available: Achieving pH Neutralization and A Clinician's Guide to Dentifrices. Each are worth 2 CE credits. All 3 CE courses can be accessed here, and each can currently be taken at no charge with a code provided on the site.

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