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Is it safe to swish around diluted hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth? How about if i had a tooth extraction 2 weeks ago? Thank you!

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's safe

However, diluted hydrogen peroxide won't do much to whiten teeth.
You might want to get bleaching trays made and use bleaching gel.

In brief: It's safe

However, diluted hydrogen peroxide won't do much to whiten teeth.
You might want to get bleaching trays made and use bleaching gel.
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Dr. Arman Dayan
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe

It is safe to swish diluted hydrogen peroxide but it is unlikely that it would whiten your teeth much if at all.

In brief: Safe

It is safe to swish diluted hydrogen peroxide but it is unlikely that it would whiten your teeth much if at all.
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Dr. Jeffrey Fox
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Safe, yes. Efficacious, no. Taste bad, yes.

In brief: Yes

Safe, yes. Efficacious, no. Taste bad, yes.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No!

Safe 'whitening' involves exposure of 'just teeth!' to the oxidative effects of of carbamide peroxide / hydrogen peroxide.
Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide will be inactivated soon after it touches you warm gums and mouth.

In brief: No!

Safe 'whitening' involves exposure of 'just teeth!' to the oxidative effects of of carbamide peroxide / hydrogen peroxide.
Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide will be inactivated soon after it touches you warm gums and mouth.
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Dr. Nathaniel Chan
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe, not effective

After 2 weeks, the gums around the extraction site should be just about healed.
Even though most whitening agents are a form of peroxide, swishing with hydrogen peroxide will probably not have much of an effect. Many otc whitening products can be quite effective if used diligently and routinely. For the best results, see your dentist.

In brief: Safe, not effective

After 2 weeks, the gums around the extraction site should be just about healed.
Even though most whitening agents are a form of peroxide, swishing with hydrogen peroxide will probably not have much of an effect. Many otc whitening products can be quite effective if used diligently and routinely. For the best results, see your dentist.
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