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A 20-year-old female asked:

I brushed my teeth with baking soda n peroxide and i ended up with white spots on my gums now im concerned i might have been poisoned by peroxide??

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Peroxide burn: It's only temporary over-oxidation\burning\dehydration of the tissue. It will return to normal within a day or so. Speak to your dentist about how to accomplish proper oral hygiene and have clean healthy white teeth.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Homeopathic does not always equal healthy. D. Sandler is correct, talk to your Dentist.
Jun 5, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Peroxide: Not poisoned, but tissues have been damaged. Please consult with your Dentist?/Hygienist about appropriate oral hygiene and a dentifrice that will not cause you harm. And please avoid mixing baking soda and peroxide. Toothpaste is much safer and more effective.

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