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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

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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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 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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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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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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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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Can using hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash be harmful?

Can using hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash be harmful?

Manual Brush +: Remember that mouthwash does not take the place of proper teeth cleaning: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side. 5) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hydrogen peroxide diluted with water as a mouthwash?

Yes: Be sure not to swallow.I would not recommend this as a regular habit. No need and the risks of ingesting it are high. ...Read more

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