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How often can I use peroxide mouthwash?

How often can I use peroxide mouthwash?

Daily - if diluted: One cup of water mixed with 1 tbsp. Of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide is an easy and antiseptic home remedy mouthwash that can be used daily. You can mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water if you have canker sores. Don't worry if the mixture foams a bit when you're rinsing. Make sure to spit and rinse afterwards. Do not swallow. ...Read more

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With a tooth infection how soon would your face swell if it was going to the only thing I can use is salt water rinse and peroxide Mouthwash ?

With a tooth infection how soon would your face swell if it was going to the only thing I can use is salt water rinse and peroxide Mouthwash ?

May not swell at all: Salt water rinses and peroxide will not treat your issue. You need to see a dentist who can treat the tooth in question and prescribe antibiotics. The sooner you seek treatment the sooner you will feel better. All the best... ...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 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 using OTC peroxide/whitening mouthwash cause dry mouth or "burnt" sensation on tongue? Have noticed that in past wk & just started using new rinse

Can using OTC peroxide/whitening mouthwash cause dry mouth or "burnt" sensation on tongue? Have noticed that in past wk & just started using new rinse

Yes: your tongue can get very sensitive from whitening products, discontinue temporarily and when symptoms resolve start again, but use less frequently ...Read more

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