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Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Did you know that hydrogen peroxide has many uses? Hydrogen peroxide can do everything from teeth whitening to sanitizing toothbrushes to cleaning off counters. Research is continuing to find new ways to utilize hydrogen peroxide. But before throwing a cup full in a load of laundry there are a couple of precautions. Hydrogen peroxide is a form of bleach. It can also make your teeth or gums more sensitive if used too often.

Below are some of the dental uses of hydrogen peroxide:

  • Mouthwash: Hydrogen Peroxide can be used as a mouthwash.
  • Sanitizing: To keep your toothbrush sanitized you can keep it in a small container of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Tooth pain: Some dentists will tell you that holding a mouth full of peroxide in your mouth for ten minutes will help tooth pain.
  • Whitening teeth: When used a mouthwash it does help to whiten your teeth. You will want dilute a 50/50 mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide.
  • Disinfecting: Hydrogen Peroxide is a disinfector so you can easily dip your toothbrush in to give it a quick clean.
  • Canker Sores: Rinsing with a 50/50 mix of water and hydrogen peroxide will lessen the pain and help to help canker sores faster.

Of course every case is different. Please contact your dental professional to talk through using hydrogen peroxide for your specific reason before beginning using.

And as always it is recommended to continue your normal dental care. Which is brushing your teeth at least twice per day, flossing at least once per day, and eating/drinking a healthy diet.

Posted on behalf of Dan Myers


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