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Canker Sore Treatment Baking Soda
I tried, baking soda, salt, honey, yogurt, peroxide, mouth sore ointment, mouth sore mouth rinse. Nothing is working. I keep on having more out breaks?
Together, yes: Citric acid breaks down tooth enamel, and baking soda is abrasive. Terrible combination. You'll be doing more harm than good. If you are trying to whiten them, then you'll need to use professional grade products designed to whiten teeth without harming them. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more
I know brushing with baking soda wears tooth enamel but is swishing with baking soda also abrasive?
No: Outbreaks of genital herpes are treated with antiviral agents, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. The duration of therapy is usually 7-10 days. These medications are also used for long-term suppressive therapy. Baking soda should have no effect on the lesions or duration of the episode. Sometimes women with painful urination resulting from the lesions may benefit from a sitz bath. ...Read more
What causes canker sores & sore throat? I have canker sores on my gums, under tongue & sore throat after eating spicy pork rinds, cherries, garlic nuts.
Unknown: Canker sores or apthous ulcers are most often attributed to an autoimmune reaction of the mucosa. The causative agents can vary among persons and there is no known cure. The best thing you can do is take note of the foods/drinks that cause this for you and avoid them if you can. If you get them bad enough a topical steroid intra-oral med can be applied to them to minimize the outbreak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding gums: If your gums are bleeding, it is because of the bacteria that is sitting between the tooth and the gum. Your bodies first line of defense is to send blood to an infected area. How long has it been since you have seen a dentist/hygienist and had your teeth/gums professionally cleaned? Tooth paste should not cause your gums to bleed. ...Read more
Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?
Whitening: Whitening?Very little to nothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Baking soda: Baking soda is somewhat abrasive and as such should not be something i would recommend brushing with every day, however it does have an acid neutralizing affect which could help prevent cavities, yet a good Fluoride toothpaste is likely more effective and less abrasive to your enamel. There are many antibacterial mouth rinses available that are effective for gingivitis, but no sub for effective hc. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Lime juice...: The citric acid in lime juice can sting or burn if you have an open wound in your mouth such as an ulcer or any tear in the mucous membrane which lines your mouth. I wouldn't suggest using it for a sore mouth. It probably wouldn't do any real damage, but it would likely be uncomfortable for awhile. ...Read more
I used ice to numb the pain on the two remaining ulcers lesions sores whatever applied hot water salt benzoyl peroxide also gargled with hotwatersalt ?
Lip: Looks like cold sores by the picture. If theres some in the mouth as well, id gargle with one tsp salt 8 oz warm water. Keep the lip moist. There are OTC lip creams as well for this ...Read more
No: All bicarb does is change the ph of your mouth briefly. Yeast are pretty hardy little dudes, and don't really care if you try to go at them with acid or alkaline environment - they will likely survive all of that. Best to get the appropriate medicine and treat it right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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