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Is okay to use 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water as a mouth rinse?

Is okay to use 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water as a mouth rinse?

No: Don't even try it, you might end up with serious life threatening damage. ...Read more

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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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What can happen if you accidentally swallow a hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening pre-rinse product while gargling?

What can happen if you accidentally swallow a hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening pre-rinse product while gargling?

No problem: There is no harm if you swallow a small amount. If you have a little sensitivity, drink some water to dilute it. ...Read more

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Hi, my hand is dry, cracking, burns and painful. Can I spray it with hydrogen peroxide. Is aloe from the plant itself help?

Hi, my hand is dry, cracking, burns and painful. Can I spray it with hydrogen peroxide. Is aloe from the plant itself help?

Dry and cracking: Please see your Primary doctor about this. Your medical history will be taken, the doctor will examine you and most likely order some laboratory information.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Itchy tender ear canal. Hydrogen peroxide burns it. Have this problem often, but worse this time. Never use cotton swabs or swim. How do I fix this?

Itchy tender ear canal. Hydrogen peroxide burns it. Have this problem often, but worse this time. Never use cotton swabs or swim. How do I fix this?

Otitis externa: It could be infected and may need antibiotic ear drops. In many cases, chronic otitis externa is an eczematous condition that responds to other ear drops that can be prescribed. See ENT. ...Read more

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Should I use hydrogen peroxide on my burns? The blisters have popped and now it's a lot of red skin over large portions of my left thumb & palm.

Should I use hydrogen peroxide on my burns? The blisters have popped and now it's a lot of red skin over large portions of my left thumb & palm.

Nope: Peroxide has no use it damages healing tissue clean with soap and water and apply a non stick dressing if large see doctor. ...Read more

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Dentist dr.'s. After switching my mouth with over the countern hydrogen peroxide for a minute, how long shld I wait b4 I eat or drink something?

Dentist dr.'s. After switching my mouth with over the countern hydrogen peroxide for a minute, how long shld I wait b4 I eat or drink something?

No waiting: There is no need to wait. Why are you using this as a rinse? If you have bleeding gums this will not cure the gum disease this would suggest exists. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use hydrogen peroxide in my mouth?

Is it safe for me to use hydrogen peroxide in my mouth?

Yes and no.: Hydrogen peroxide is safe to use in the mouth, however, chronic use can kill off enough bacteria that fungal overgrowth can occur. It sjhould be safe to use at night before bed every day, but I wouldn't recommend rinsing hourly with it! ...Read more

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Is it really ok to use hydrogen peroxide for a mouth wash?

Is it really ok to use hydrogen peroxide for a mouth wash?

Yes: I would dilute it 50 percent and keep it in your mouth less than 30 seconds. I would not swallow itand use it only once per day. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash?

No: No, not on a regular basis. First, in most cases, mouth washes are not essential, and second, if you feel it necessary, there are much better products out there already. Discuss this with your own dentist who would be more aware of the health of you mouth and your dental needs. ...Read more

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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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What do you suggest if my friend, and I need to know how to help her! Is it safe to swab mercurochrome or hydrogen peroxide onto her mouth to disinfect it?

Mercurochrome/ H2O2: Although merbromin (organic mercury) in mercurochrome is reported to be benign – you wouldn't catch me putting mercury in my mouth. Sometimes low concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) are used in the mouth. But if she has oral lesions, the H2O2 can actually cause tissue damage and is not considered to be a good antiseptic. Has she tried gargling with warm salt water? ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide safe for your mouth?

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SAFETY?
WHY ARE YOU USING IT?
HOW MUCH?
HOW OFTEN?
PLEASE ASK YOUR DENTIST. . .
THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION ...Read more

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How good is hydrogen peroxide for rinsing mouth? What if it mixed with listerine? I use h202 once a month.

Not recommended: Hydrogen peroxide is safe to use topically for your teeth. However, do not use hydrogen peroxide as a regular part of an oral care routine. ...Read more

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I relapsed after 2 months clean, I have a medical I was unaware of tomorrow. Will hydrogen peroxide clear the trace amounts out of my mouth?

I relapsed after 2 months clean, I have a medical I was unaware of tomorrow. Will hydrogen peroxide clear the trace amounts out of my mouth?

What did you: Relapse on? Doubtful that rinsing with hydrogen peroxide would be effective for much of anything. However, you haven't provided enough info - to make any definitive comments. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide be used with clotrimazole mouth wash?

Can hydrogen peroxide be used with clotrimazole mouth wash?

Yeast: If you have an oral yeast infection, then use the clotrimazole. There isn't a benefit of adding peroxide to it. All that would do is dilute the mouthinse. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen lips. Used hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash 3 days ago. What happened & what should I do?

Woke up with swollen lips. Used hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash 3 days ago. What happened & what should I do?

Sleep Bruxism: Lip injury while sleeping due to teeth clenching (bruxism) is not uncommon. See your dentist for a night guard fabrication to protect your lips and teeth. ...Read more

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Have large dry socket, getting repacked by dentist every other day. What kind of mouth wash can I use if any? Sal water? Hydrogen peroxide ok?

Have large dry socket, getting repacked by dentist every other day. What kind of mouth wash can I use if any? Sal water? Hydrogen peroxide ok?

Avoid disturbance: The goal in treating a true dry socket is to manage infection and pain while the body slowly heals. Gentle rinsing with warm salt water primarily to keep food from impacting into the socket is generally ok but vigorous irrigation will further delay healing. Avoid chemicals like peroxide or alcohol and be patient while following carefully the instruction and meds you are getting from your dentist. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was wondering if brushing with baking soda or swishing hydrogen peroxide around in my mouth will whiten my teeth?

What do you advise if I was wondering if brushing with baking soda or swishing hydrogen peroxide around in my mouth will whiten my teeth?

Advice: Get your teeth professionally cleaned first, then use whitening products specifically formulated to whiten your teeth. The items you mentioned will not effectively whiten you teeth, but actually damage your enamel and soft tissues. ...Read more

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Regardless of proper brushing/ flossing 2 x's a day there is always so much bacteria in mouth. What mouthwash may be best. Hydrogen peroxide?

Regardless of proper brushing/ flossing 2 x's a day there is always so much bacteria in mouth. What mouthwash may be best. Hydrogen peroxide?

Bacteria: There will always be bacteria in your mouth regardless of brushing flossing or mouthwashes. The trick is to keep them from sticking and colonizing your tooth and root surfaces. It's the plaque and subsequent calculus that does the damage. Focus your attention on keeping the teeth as clean as possible and have professional cleanings as needed to keep your teeth spotless. ...Read more

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Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle?

Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle?

Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue 3 weeks ago and sustained a cut that has not healed and does not even show a sign of healing. What can I do? I use listerine mouth wash and/or hydrogen peroxide..

I bit my tongue 3 weeks ago and sustained a cut that has not healed and does not even show a sign of healing. What can I do? I use listerine mouth wash and/or hydrogen peroxide..

See your dentist!: Tongues normally heal quickly. 3 weeks is way to long to consider continuing to treat yourself. I would not use the listerine as this is probably irritating the area. Hydrogen peroxide can leave you vulnerable to fungal infection in the mouth as well. I strongly recommend letting a dentist look at your tongue and give you the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?

Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?

Yes: I personally beleive yes, however there are some studies showing that prolonged use of hydrogen peroxide may cause some type of mouth cancer. This was only shown on laboratory rat who were overdosed with hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?

Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?

Yes, but dangerous..: This technique can slightly whiten your teeth, but my concern is that use of high concentration hydrogen peroxide regularly around your mouth as a rinse can inadvertently kill off good bacteria. This can lead to fungal infections that could require treatment... Talk to your dentist about safer, simple alternatives to whiten your teeth... ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is hydrogen peroxide bad for your teeth?

Can you tell me docs, is hydrogen peroxide bad for your teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide: That depends upon the concentration and the length of time in contact with the teeth. It might also burn or irritate the adjacent gums. Don't try internet or your own concoctions. See a dentist for advice on whatever you are trying to accomplish. Tooth whitening? We have must more efficient and safer methods and can monitor the process. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Yes, but....: The 3% hydrogen peroxide that you can buy in stores will have no effect on whitening teeth. First the concentration is too low &secondly it cannot be in contact with the teeth long enough to be effective. Hydrogen peroxide in one form or another in higher concentrations in professionally fabricated delivery systems do work. Speak to your own dentist about your options that are both safe\effective. ...Read more

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Should I try to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Should I try to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Yes, but diluted: Safe to use 3% (over the counter) hydrogen peroxide + 2 parts water. Use twice daily after brushing every day for whiter teeth (in about 4-6 weeks) and healthier gums! ...Read more

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Is it safe using hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Is it safe using hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Yes and no: If you are using a dentist supplied hydrogen or carbomide peroxide gel then it is safe, if used as directed.

If you try hydrogen peroxide liquid solution from the grocery store, then no, it will not remain on your tooth long enough time to be effective, and you could irritate your gums and swallow it, irritating your throat. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening, does htis work?

Yes and no: A slurry of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda brushed an the teeth twice daily can lighten your teeth superficially and help to remove surface staining. But don't expect a dramatic change. If you want that hollywood white smile you can't go wtong with professional whitening from a dentists office. Make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy prior to getting this done. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to be whitening your teeth with hydrogen peroxide?

Is it a good idea to be whitening your teeth with hydrogen peroxide?

Only if....: Only if it is a specific dental hydrogen peroxide gel dispensed by a dentist. This gel is placed into precisely fitting soft rubber trays that the dentist will have you wear for a specific length of time. Store bought hydrogen peroxide liquid is useless if trying to whiten your teeth. See your dentist to discuss teeth whitening. ...Read more

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Is dipping lip piercing in hydrogen peroxide safe?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can be be used on your lips.
Swallowing dilute (3%) hydrogen peroxide, however, has been reported to cause the following problems:
nausea and vomiting,
burns in the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach,
bleeding in the stomach,
inflammation of the intestines,
stomach ulcer,
rupture of the colon. ...Read more