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Doctor insights on: Your Teeth Hurt When You Rinse With Hydrogen Peroxide

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What can happen if you accidentally swallow a hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening pre-rinse product while gargling?

What can happen if you accidentally swallow a hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening pre-rinse product while gargling?

No problem: There is no harm if you swallow a small amount. If you have a little sensitivity, drink some water to dilute it. Read more

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I have periodontal gum disease and I just tried rinsing with hydrogen peroxide. Right after my gums and teeth hurt a lot and are sensitive.

I have periodontal gum disease and I just tried rinsing with hydrogen peroxide. Right after my gums and teeth hurt a lot and are sensitive.

So much: So much for home remedies. Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide will not cure your infected gums. Please see your Dentist, or preferably a Periodontist (gum/bone specialist) for appropriate and effective care. Read more

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Is okay to use 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water as a mouth rinse?

Is okay to use 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water as a mouth rinse?

No: Don't even try it, you might end up with serious life threatening damage. Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide bad for teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide bad for teeth?

Not in moderation: Hydrogen peroxide (10%-35%) is the primary ingredient in whitening or bleaching gels. Carbamide peroxide is another. Whitening systems work on teeth by penetrating into the dentinal tubules of stained teeth. Sensitivity can occur over time and usage, both in the gums and teeth. The sensitivity will diminish when bleaching stops. But it is otherwise- safe for the teeth. Read more

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How can hydrogen peroxide clean your teeth?

How can hydrogen peroxide clean your teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide: Mixed with water can be an effectively mouth rinse though not very pleasant tasting. Hydrogen peroxide formulations ure used to whiten teeth as are carbamide peroxide whitening agents. If interested in whitening, consult with your dentist got the best treatment option. Hope this helps. Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide safe as a teeth whitening?

Is hydrogen peroxide safe as a teeth whitening?

H202: Hydrogen peroxide is safe for bleaching teeth up to 30%...We use it all the time. Read more

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How effective is hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening?

How effective is hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening?

So-so: Hydrogen peroxide that you buy in the store is mildly effective for whitening teeth: you need to put it in a close fitting tray that fits intimately with your teeth and you would need to replenish the solution every 20 minutes to see results. Dentists supplied whitening products are at a higher concentration, less runny and more effective. Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is hydrogen peroxide bad for your teeth?

Can you tell me docs, is hydrogen peroxide bad for your teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide: That depends upon the concentration and the length of time in contact with the teeth. It might also burn or irritate the adjacent gums. Don't try internet or your own concoctions. See a dentist for advice on whatever you are trying to accomplish. Tooth whitening? We have must more efficient and safer methods and can monitor the process. Read more

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How often should I use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide on my teeth?

How often should I use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide on my teeth?

Baking Soda, H2O2: I don't necessarily advocate this although I an aware that this has been around for a long time and some dentists do recommend it. In my opinion, I would ask the general dentist or periodontist who you use and can evaluate the health of your gums advise you. Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a way to bleach teeth without hydrogen peroxide?

Help! Need to know if there's a way to bleach teeth without hydrogen peroxide?

Yes: Whitening products designed specifically for whitening the teeth will do the trick. Hydrogen peroxide doesn't actually whiten your teeth. It may take care of some superficial stains, but it is not strong enough and is not in contact with your teeth long enough to be effective on internal stains. Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for hydrogen peroxide to bleach your teeth?

How long is it supposed to it take for hydrogen peroxide to bleach your teeth?

No fixed answer: Sadly -- the agents (hydrogen, carbamide and urea) peroxide are the different formulations of whitening chemistries available. Depends on the concentration of the agents, the tooth / teeth being whitened etc. Determines how and when the whitening will occur. In take home kits its gradual and additive when done on consecutive days / nights. In office systems can be in about an hour. Read more

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Could hydrogen peroxide whiten teeth?

Could hydrogen peroxide whiten teeth?

Yes, but...: Yes, but in higher concentrations than is usually available over the counter. For example, most hydrogen peroxide available in the store is around 3% (or 4), the strength needed to effect bleaching on the top layer of the enamel (about 75 angstrom, very thin) is more on the order of 20 to 30%. This concentration can be very caustic to the soft tissue, and is not readily available to the consumer. Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Yes, but....: The 3% hydrogen peroxide that you can buy in stores will have no effect on whitening teeth. First the concentration is too low &secondly it cannot be in contact with the teeth long enough to be effective. Hydrogen peroxide in one form or another in higher concentrations in professionally fabricated delivery systems do work. Speak to your own dentist about your options that are both safe\effective. Read more

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Should I try to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Should I try to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Yes, but diluted: Safe to use 3% (over the counter) hydrogen peroxide + 2 parts water. Use twice daily after brushing every day for whiter teeth (in about 4-6 weeks) and healthier gums! Read more

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Is it safe using hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Is it safe using hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Yes and no: If you are using a dentist supplied hydrogen or carbomide peroxide gel then it is safe, if used as directed. If you try hydrogen peroxide liquid solution from the grocery store, then no, it will not remain on your tooth long enough time to be effective, and you could irritate your gums and swallow it, irritating your throat. Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening, does htis work?

Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening, does htis work?

Yes and no: A slurry of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda brushed an the teeth twice daily can lighten your teeth superficially and help to remove surface staining. But don't expect a dramatic change. If you want that hollywood white smile you can't go wtong with professional whitening from a dentists office. Make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy prior to getting this done. Read more

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Is it a good idea to be whitening your teeth with hydrogen peroxide?

Is it a good idea to be whitening your teeth with hydrogen peroxide?

Only if....: Only if it is a specific dental hydrogen peroxide gel dispensed by a dentist. This gel is placed into precisely fitting soft rubber trays that the dentist will have you wear for a specific length of time. Store bought hydrogen peroxide liquid is useless if trying to whiten your teeth. See your dentist to discuss teeth whitening. Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

In what form?: All whitening strips and gels use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. They are generally safe because the company formulates the gel with approved methods, and your dentist creates a custom tray to protect your teeth. I do not recommend trying peroxide straight out the bottle as a home whitening remedy. Read more

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