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Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide should only be used in dilution with water or a mouthrinse(30% hp, 70% water or rinse). Yes it can be used in the waterpik. However, limiting everyday use to 1-2 weeks then 3 daysper week therafter. The possibility of free radical formation in the saliva (which are suspected in pre-cancerous tissue changes) is greater with prolonged use of hydrogen peroxide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The answer is no. Flossing properly with dental floss is the hands down best way to clean between teeth and prevent interproximal cavities and gums disease. All other methods may help to some degree but are not as effective. Having said that, and I hesitate to even say it, but doing something is better than nothing. However, I believe we should always strive to do our best in everything. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Waterpick -LANAP use: The purpose of lanap is to heal the periodontal pockets. Disruption of the clot formed by the laser is detrimental to long term healing. Therefore, the best you can do is let the area heal without disturbing it for the first few weeks. I don't suggest that therapy until the gingival fibers are matured and well-established. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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