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Exclamation Peroxide for Mouthwash is Harmful to the Teeth

I was using Hydrogen Peroxide for a short time years ago as a mouthwash as an alternative to the over the counter alcohol mouthwashes.

The natural mouthwashes like Tea Tree didn't work well for me, and my gums were getting worse. But I ended up going back to using Listerine as recommended by my dentist to slow down gum recession.

More info here on Peroxide and teeth. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/hyd...-harmful-teeth

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Is Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Harmful for Teeth?


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Sunday, January 5th 2014 at 9:30 am
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Hydrogen peroxide is praised for its antiseptic and healing properties. In fact, there is a new urban myth proclaiming that hydrogen peroxide is universally beneficial for all the body organs and tissues.


Regarding dental health, this couldn't be further from the truth as evidence shows that hydrogen peroxide is actually toxic for the cells in the inner part of the teeth, also known as the dental pulp.


Without a doubt, hydrogen peroxide does a really good job at bleaching and disinfecting teeth; hydrogen peroxide- based bleaching gels are essential for dentists and there is solid evidence demonstrating the efficacy of these protocols. On the other hand, there is a lot of uncontrolled information and advice, recommending hydrogen peroxide as an ideal everyday mouthwash.





Taking into account that over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide concentrations can be as high as the formulas used by dentists in bleaching sessions (20-30%) and the growing popularity of hydrogen peroxide as an alternative therapy, the danger of potential long-term teeth damage by using high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide as a casual mouthwash are unknown, underestimated and largely under-discussed.
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Me too. Used peroxide for a while. Then I went back to the alcohol based products.

But now, I'm using aloe vera. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/alo...dontal-disease The same here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24603910

I use a product called "Natural Dentist". I can't tell you how well it works yet. Next dentist appointment in April. This mouthwash can be found at WalMart, Walgreens, etc.

Or make your own Mouthwash: If drinking aloe vera juice, you can simply swish it around in your mouth for a while to benefit gums. You can also make a homemade aloe mouthwash by mixing 1 cup aloe vera juice, cup distilled water, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and 10-20 drops of peppermint essential oil.
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And don't forget, swishing coconut oil is supposed to be good for gums as well.
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Thanks Jfh, I take coconut oil every day and do swish it frequently, also Lily of the Desert Aloe Juice, I drink some daily for benefits to the esophagus and other things, also swish with that.
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