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it's possible that 1% hydrogen peroxide kill taste buds or cause a yeast infection in the mouth?

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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Hydrogen peroxide 3%: Is the usual strength sold in stores. Over time, the 3% medication can change the balance of microbes in your mouth & you can develop an overgrowth inbalance of candida albacans (yeast). Not sure about 1%. Taste buds will not be "killed" either way. Please get counsel from your dentist on the use of peroxide and his or her opinion on yeast overgrowth with 1% rinse.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely: Not likely.

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