I put a pea size amount of tooth paste on my toothbrush. I use the kind of toothbrush that vibrates. Turn on the water to get my brush damp. I turn off the water while I am brushing. I brush from Left to Right in a circular motion for about 3 minutes. I rinse out my mouth and toothbrush, then finish up with my mouthwash.
Baking powder/soda may to help whiten your teeth. However, it is an abrasive that may ware down your enamel on your teeth. This may cause more damage to your over all dental health. Before using baking powder or any home remedies you should consult your local dentist to make sure that you will not be doing more harm than good.
If you are not seeing a regular dentist or do not have dental insurance enter your zip code at http://www.californiadentalinsurance.com/ and locate a dental plan that has next day services.
I hope this dental insurance information has helped you.