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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?

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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Can you tell me if hydrogen peroxide is suited for children over 6 years old as mouthwash?

Can you tell me if hydrogen peroxide is suited for children over 6 years old as mouthwash?

No: H2o2 or hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and only has very limited oral applications. For kids, use a non-alcohol mouthwash possibly with Fluoride depending on other Fluoride sources where you live. Save the peroxide for cleaning dirty wounds away from your mouth. ...Read more

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Is it true that I could use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash to help whiten my teeth?

Is it true that I could use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash to help whiten my teeth?

False: You may remove some superficial stains, but you won't whiten your teeth. There would be no need for whitening products and professionally applied gels if your idea had any merit. Use the right products or see your dentist for professional results. ...Read more

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Can I safely use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash indefinitely? My dentist recommended it to me for chronic halitosis & oral thrush.

Can I safely use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash indefinitely? My dentist recommended it to me for chronic halitosis & oral thrush.

Halitosis: Indefinitely is a long time, and the H2O2 may not be treating the cause. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...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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Safe to floss right after eating? 3% hydrogen peroxide safe as mouthwash (50% h20) especially if you have sensitive teeth? Milk w/honey safe for teeth

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Safe to floss right after eating? 3% hydrogen peroxide safe as mouthwash (50% h20) especially if you have sensitive teeth? Milk w/honey safe for teeth

Good oral hygiene: Results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy. Good oral hygiene is important for your teeth gums and your general health. Daily brushing and flossing, will help to prevent problems before they develop and is much less painful and expensive than treating conditions that have been allowed to progress (e.g. gum infection). Acidic foods and drinks and honey can cause tooth enamel to wear away. ...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 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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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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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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What are the side effects to soaking in warm water and hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Kills normal tissue and would not recommend using it. ...Read more

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Newborn was diagnosed with herpangina, prescribed magic mouthwash, are there any side effects? And what if its swallowed

Newborn was diagnosed with herpangina, prescribed magic mouthwash, are there any side effects? And what if its swallowed

Doubtful diagnosis!: Herpangina in a newborn would be very unusual. Even if the diagnosis is correct, mouthwash is not indicated. ...Read more

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What does hydrogen peroxide do for cuts?

What does hydrogen peroxide do for cuts?

Mild disinfectant: May be used in small quantities as a wound disinfectant. Mild soap and water irrigation just as effective for most minor wounds. Key is copious irrigation with water, i.E "the solution to pollution is dilution". ...Read more

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Is it ok / can someone gargle with hydrogen peroxide?

Is it ok / can someone gargle with hydrogen peroxide?

Mucosal damage: Can hurt the mucosa - to help you further if you are doing this for whitening teeth a better way is to rinse with orthophosphoric acid available as super phosphazyme by biotics cost $15 use 10-15 drops with water rinse then brush acid off with baking soda - will whiten teeth and eliminate odor. I do not like hydrogen peroxide for mouth or in fresh cuts - will cause more harm than good. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide the best way to keep a wound clean?

Is hydrogen peroxide the best way to keep a wound clean?

No.: Peroxide may cause cellular damage and inhibit repair of tissues. ...Read more

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Is 3% hydrogen peroxide safe to use and how much should be used?

Is 3% hydrogen peroxide safe to use and how much should be used?

SAFE FOR SHORT TERM: It is safe for short term but if used over long term it can be damging to the teeth. Talk to your dentist and get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What are ways to remove or reduce hydrogen peroxide from the body?

What? And why?: I am not aware how you can measure hydrogen peroxide in human body or if there is an indication to reduce it or why and what kind of disease it can cause
I am aware the they use it in the past to treat heavy metal poisoning
can you clarify your question
thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide ruin enamel?

Can hydrogen peroxide ruin enamel?

Probably not...: Peroxide has been safely used in tooth bleaching products for many years. However, don't forget, hydrogen peroxide is very reactive and should only be used for very limited usage in the mouth. Daily application in the mouth is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use expired hydrogen peroxide?

Is it safe to use expired hydrogen peroxide?

Yes but...: Hydrogen peroxide h2o2 is comprised of h2o (water) and an unstable form of oxygen once its expired and the oxgen is removed you are left with water or weak peroxide. ...Read more