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What to do because my gums hurt really bad especially on my bottom. So if I use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will that help like use it every other day?

What to do because my gums hurt really bad especially on my bottom. So if I use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will that help like use it every other day?

Hard to say...: Don't know why your gums are hurting. That needs to be determined first. Gum pain can often be attributed to periodontitis, and if that is the case in your mouth, you need to see a dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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My gums look as if I've taken a safety pin and poked little hole in them. If I take a towel and wipe away the saliva I can really see it. I made a paste of baking soda &peroxide..used for a long period and now noticed my gums look bad. I'm worried, did th

My gums look as if I've taken a safety pin and poked little hole in them. If I take a towel and wipe away the saliva I can really see it. I made a paste of baking soda &peroxide..used for a long period and now noticed my gums look bad. I'm worried, did th

Chemical Burn: You may have burned the tender tissue with your home remedy. I do not know what the small holes are, but baking soda and peroxide will not cure them. Do not disturb the tissue, do not eat spicy foods or acidic foods, and make an appointment with a local dentist to have your teeth and gums evaluated. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste with baking soda make your gums bleed?

Can toothpaste with baking soda make your gums bleed?

Bleeding gums: If your gums are bleeding, it is because of the bacteria that is sitting between the tooth and the gum. Your bodies first line of defense is to send blood to an infected area. How long has it been since you have seen a dentist/hygienist and had your teeth/gums professionally cleaned? Tooth paste should not cause your gums to bleed. ...Read more

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Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Yes: Any toothpaste can irritate the gums baking soda in te mouth has an increase abrasive products. ...Read more

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Please help! does baking soda ruin your gums when you use it to whiten your teeth?

Please help! does baking soda ruin your gums when you use it to whiten your teeth?

Why?: With so many products on the market that carry the ada seal showing them to b both safe and effective, why would you pick a product to use off label? ...Read more

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What can I do about the chemical burn from the baking soda and peroxide in my gums. I have no dental insurance at the time?

What can I do about the chemical burn from the baking soda and peroxide in my gums. I have no dental insurance at the time?

Rinse rinse rinse: your mouth with warm salt water (1 tsp to a quart) and spit it out between your teeth with them closed. Don't eat or drink anything acidic or spicy and don't ever use both peroxide and baking soda again together. If you have an infection in your gums, you will need antibiotics. Any clinic can prescribe for you, no dental insurance needed for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is baking soda and hydrogen peroxide used as whitener unhealthy for teeth and gums?

Is baking soda and hydrogen peroxide used as whitener unhealthy for teeth and gums?

Not necessarily: Baking soda, if brushed/rubbed on the teeth can be too abrasive and hurt the enamel. Additionally, it probably wont be as effective as whitening your teeth at your dentist's office. ...Read more

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I brushed my teeth with baking soda n peroxide and i ended up with white spots on my gums now im concerned i might have been poisoned by peroxide??

I brushed my teeth with baking soda n peroxide and i ended up with white spots on my gums now im concerned i might have been poisoned by peroxide??

Peroxide burn: It's only temporary over-oxidation\burning\dehydration of the tissue. It will return to normal within a day or so. Speak to your dentist about how to accomplish proper oral hygiene and have clean healthy white teeth. ...Read more

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I brushed my teeth with peroxide and baking soda...when I was done there was white spots on my gums. It's a day later and my gums are bleeding little?

I brushed my teeth with peroxide and baking soda...when I was done there was white spots on my gums. It's a day later and my gums are bleeding little?

Peroxide is Strong!: The peroxide probably bleached the pigment and then burned your gums. When we use peroxide in the mouth, we custom make trays to hold the material on the teeth, but away from the gums. I feel that hydrogen peroxide should be dilute 50/50 when used as a rinse. Do yourself a favor and buy toothpaste that has these ingredients in the paste. Baking soda is too abrasive to be used directly. ...Read more

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Is eating a lot of baking soda bad for you?

Is eating a lot of baking soda bad for you?

Yes!: Baking soda, or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda, is an acid neutralizer. As such , when you eat it, it neutralizes the acid in your stomach. Without acid, your body cannot digest food to access the multitude of nutrients in it. Result: malnutrition. Once in a while, a small amount may calm an "acid stomach" or heartburn--but that's all. If more is needed, seek help from your pcp. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is baking soda bad for your teeth?

Can you tell me docs, is baking soda bad for your teeth?

Baking soda: It used to be used in the 1800s and still is today- it can be a bit abrasive and may taste strange but it will work.. ...Read more

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Brushing with baking soda bad for throat?

Brushing with baking soda bad for throat?

No: Just be sure to rinse out thoroughly. Remember that you are not getting Fluoride unless using toothpaste with it in it or rinsing with a Fluoride rinse. ...Read more

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Baking soda as exfoliator bad or good? Ph levels

Not good: Not good. Proof here: https://www.futurederm.com/why-you-absolutely-should-not-use-baking-soda-as-an-exfoliator/

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Baking soda and lemon bad for teeth?

Together, yes: Citric acid breaks down tooth enamel, and baking soda is abrasive. Terrible combination. You'll be doing more harm than good. If you are trying to whiten them, then you'll need to use professional grade products designed to whiten teeth without harming them. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more

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I have knots under both armpits they swell and burst and most of the time it has a bad smell . I can't wear deodorant,powder or baking soda please?

I have knots under both armpits they swell and burst and most of the time it has a bad smell . I can't wear deodorant,powder or baking soda please?

See surgeon: sounds like hidra adenitis suppurativa or chronic infection of the sweat galnds. this can be ongoing problem unless the skin containing the sweat glands is removed. get a consultation. ...Read more

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Persistent bad breath after brushng with tthpaste. Dentist advised I use salt, it has helped a lot. I read baking soda helps as well besides diet & h2o?

Persistent bad breath after brushng with tthpaste. Dentist advised I use salt, it has helped a lot. I read baking soda helps as well besides diet & h2o?

Dental/Respiratory: Bad breath can come from gum problems or decayed teeth. Also, brush the tongue well as it can harbor sulfur (rotten egg smell) producing bacteria. Also, mouth odors can be associated with sinus infections and gastric reflux. See your dentist and/or internist or ENT (ear, nose & throat) md. ...Read more

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My husbnad's feet stink! it's fowl! we have tried everything from baking soda to sprays to odor eaters. How do we stop his feet from stinking so badly?

My husbnad's feet stink! it's fowl! we have tried everything from baking soda to sprays to odor eaters. How do we stop his feet from stinking so badly?

Hyperhidrosis: Use over the counter certain dri pads daily. Spray the feet with men's spray deodorant twice daily. Place antifungal powder in the shoe. See a podiatrist because he may have a bacterial or fungal infection causing the odor and he may need prescription medicine to cure it. ...Read more

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I want to make a healthy toothpaste with mint extract, baking soda and glycerine. Is glycerine bad for teeth?I heard it coats and damages them.

I want to make a healthy toothpaste with mint extract, baking soda and glycerine. Is glycerine bad for teeth?I heard it coats and damages them.

You are funny: Try the ones already available. Lots more science behind them. Do not try to re invent how to walk, gets to be dangerous sometimes. If you have a degree/masters in chemistry tho, by all means give it a try. ...Read more

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I have a bad body odor since 8 years ago even after shower..I have try acv,chlorophyll,probiotic,magnesium,zinc, put on baking soda,lemon..pls help?

I have a bad body odor since 8 years ago even after shower..I have try acv,chlorophyll,probiotic,magnesium,zinc, put on baking soda,lemon..pls help?

Do others notice?: Is it "fishy"? Certain genetic conditions can cause this. You should see a doctor if you have not already. You're doing all the right things already. If no one else notices it (ask your mother), then may not be worth worrying about. ...Read more