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Does Peroxide Mess Up P H Of Mouth
Mouth rinses: Yes. Over use of hydrogen peroxide is not a good thing. It can change the normal flora of the mouth and can also burn tissues if used daily. Using a few times a week would be fine if diluted. Long term use of hydrogen peroxide can cause free radicals which is not healthy. Like anything use in moderation. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
It Might: Some people's mucous membranes are sensitive to peroxide in some toothpastes. If your goal in using a peroxide-containing toothpaste is to whiten the teeth, then discuss other tooth whitening options with your dentist. If it is for treating a gum problem, that should be discussed with your dentist, as the toothpaste you use should be part of a total oral hygiene approach to treat your gum problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Highly Unlikely: A guard which fits adequately & is worn only a few hours a day (or night) cannot move your teeth. However, an ill-fitting (non-professional) guard can move your teeth, especially if it's worn a significant amount of time. Guards which don't cover all your teeth in one arch or which don't have contact will all opposing teeth can cause some movement also if worn too much. Get a professional one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: Hydrogen peroxide (3%) is approved for use as a mouthwash when diluted 1:1 with water. This very weak solution may fizz slightly as it liberates oxygen, but this is unlikely to be of great value. It is not a substitute for good flossing or brushing. It is unlikely to any meaningful whitening effect. In short, its value is limited. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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