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Does using peroxide help clean my mouth?

Does using peroxide help clean my mouth?

Mouth cleansing: Commercial mouthwashes would be a much better choice for you rather than peroxide for oral cleansing. Peroxide is not meant to be swallowed, which is a risk if you use it to clean the mouth. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Can using to much mouthwash with peroxide, and toothpaste with baking soda cause me to have a salty taste in mouth?

Can using to much mouthwash with peroxide, and toothpaste with baking soda cause me to have a salty taste in mouth?

Yes: Most likey the culprit is the baking soda toothpate. Switch to another brand that doesn't have the baking soda ingredient and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Febreze odor eliminator (powder) accidentally got into my mouth and eyes when i was using it to clean my carpets, i would say it was a decent amount?

Febreze odor eliminator (powder) accidentally got into my mouth and eyes when i was using it to clean my carpets, i would say it was a decent amount?

Flush out powder!: When something gets in to your eyes, flush it out with cool water immediately. If you use ordinary tap water, that can cause some stinging. If you have saline solution, such as contact lens solution, that will be easier on your eyes. The amount you took in by mouth is pretty minimal and shouldn't cause any problems, If redness & irritation are present tomorrow, please get a complete eye exam ...Read more

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After using peroxide I have sore mouth?

After using peroxide I have sore mouth?

Peroxide…: Can be irritating to tissues. Try diluting it with warm salt water &/or mouthwash. If pain persists, see fp or dentist for exam & treatment. ...Read more

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Instead of using listerine due to its alcohol content, is it safe to rinse/clean the mouth with salt? Thanks a lot!

Instead of using listerine due to its alcohol content, is it safe to rinse/clean the mouth with salt?  Thanks a lot!

Salt and water fine: Yes you can use warm water and salt to rinse your mouth, you could use plain water as well. You can find some mouth wash without alcohol in the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Please help? What is the difference of regular teeth cleaning vs a full mouth debridement?

Please help? What is the difference of regular teeth cleaning vs a full mouth debridement?

Simple explanation: A "routine" cleaning is performed on a patient every few months or so, and as such the patient's teeth are relatively easy to clean. Patients who have poor oral hygiene and have not seen a dentist in years have so much calculus that they need debridement to remove all the hardened material. It is next to impossible to thoroughly clean years of hardened calculus in one visit. ...Read more

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Could using a peroxide toothpaste cause my mouth is sore?

Could using a peroxide toothpaste cause my mouth is sore?

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 more

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How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?

How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?

Salt water will help: Salt water is good for keeping your oral wound clean. You can also use listerine, which will kill some of the germs in your mouth. The good news is that wounds in the mouth heal very quickly. ...Read more

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Can using OTC peroxide/whitening mouthwash cause dry mouth or "burnt" sensation on tongue? Have noticed that in past wk & just started using new rinse

Can using OTC peroxide/whitening mouthwash cause dry mouth or "burnt" sensation on tongue? Have noticed that in past wk & just started using new rinse

Yes: your tongue can get very sensitive from whitening products, discontinue temporarily and when symptoms resolve start again, but use less frequently ...Read more

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