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Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Some toothpastes and oral hygiene products contain hydrogen peroxide. These have not been reported to cause white spots in the mouth if used as directed. Are the white spots on the gums, tongue, cheeks, teeth, uvula etc.? See your dentist to be sure what these spots are and what the appropriate treatment for them are. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I get white spots on my gums after rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide?

Why do I get white spots on my gums after rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide?

Tissue damage: Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer. The bubbling that you see is form the breakdown into oxygen and water. This can kill bacteria in your mouth but it can also kill normal cells. The white spots that you see in your mouth is tissue damage. Do not rinse with full strength hydrogen peroxide. It can hurt more than it helps. There are better ways to lighten teeth. See a dentist. ...Read more

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My daughter used hydrogen peroxide and some got on her hand turning a few spots white. What caused it and will the whiteness go away?

My daughter used hydrogen peroxide and some got on her hand turning a few spots white. What caused it and will the whiteness go away?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is absorbed by skin upon contact and creates a local skin capillary embolism that appears as a temporary whitening of the skin. The whiteness will eventually resolve. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to put hydrogen peroxide on a dark spot?

Is it possible for you to put hydrogen peroxide on a dark spot?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Applying Hydrogen peroxide to your skin to lighten it is not a good idea. You can buy products that are specifically designed for lightening dark spots ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide whiten dark spot cause by acne?

Is hydrogen peroxide whiten dark spot cause by acne?

No: The number one most important thing you can do to lighten your skin is to wear sunscreen everyday -- even when it's cloudy. I will prevent your spots from getting darker. You may also try a natural skin bleaching cream that contains kojic acid at least 4%. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i'm having ear pain after using hydrogen peroxide?

Pain: It could be the hydrogen peroxide itself. However if you have done this is the past without pain likely you have an external otitis. Get checked. An ototscope exam would tell what is wrong. ...Read more

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