I am a scientist who has worked with hydrogen peroxide and familiar with considerable research regarding peroxide. I also am a strong believer in natural products and medicine, when possible. Please be aware that there are many forms of hydrogen peroxide, and what you typically buy at the store is NOT considered safe for consumption or oral use (in fact, many scientists do not condone use of this type of hydrogen peroxide for use in wound healing, either, as it kills beneficial cells as well as potentially infectious ones). What is used in oral products like mouthwash, toothpaste, or whitening products is not the same thing. Hydrogen peroxide that is produced in our bodies has benefits with regard to signaling processes, but is also damaging to the body--and our bodies produce other endogenous chemicals to counteract its effects. Recommending to a large group of people a chemical that has been consistently shown to be harmful in this type of use is ill-advised. I highly recommend revising your article on gum health to either remove or, at the very least, clarify your stance on the use of hydrogen peroxide. Thank you.
hi ya, i ordered of the internet last night, food grade hydrogen peroxide h202 35% in a 250ml bottle. I dont think there is a dropper with it, ill have to go to local chemist for one. How do I use this as a Mouth Wash? Is it one drop in a large glass of water? Then swilling for a minute. please advise thank you.
Santa Fe, Nm
Nay! I use the 1/2 peroxide 1/2 water solution (brush then rinse well)on a daily basis for halitosis which has worked WONDERS!! However, it's done absolutely nothing for my swollen bleeding gums right behind my 2 front teeth. I've been using this solution for about a year. Going to try baking soda from now on and will post my results!
H202 cured my Periodontal Disease
After finding this site I started using the remedies on some of my health issues. I started rinsing and swishing with hydrogen peroxide daily. At first I wasn't used to the froth and the after-smell (for lack of a better term) so I took a capful. After I got used to it, and perhaps some of the resident bacteria was diminished, I started taking a full swig. I found this to be better because it didn't foam up as fast and got more parts of my mouth.
Well, my teeth began turning white and when I went to the dentist recently he was shocked to see my condition of periodontal diseased gums completely reversed. He asked what I had been doing and if I had been flossing more and I told him I wasn't flossing at all but was rinsing with H202. He said he knew about it but didn't recommend it to patients as it kills the friendly bacteria. However, he seemed very pleased with my results and said I was 100% improved and though the tiny loss of gums I had suffered wouldn't grow back, everything else was reversed. I'm definately not worried about losing some friendly bacteria in my mouth for its far worse to have enemy bacteria eating your teeth, gums and causing havoc. Besides, I've been drinking Kombucha 3 x daily which is supposed to supply loads of probiotics.
This turnaround in my mouth is truly amazing because I have struggled with this problem for 15 years and I was able to get it in a mild state, but never get rid of it. I am very happy to report my success with h2o2 and the awesome additional benefit of whitening my teeth without expensive whitening systems.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
hi.i would like to know that i used HP as a mouth wash 50:50 during my scalling and did not rinse my mouth with water.from that i m suffering from gums pain i think my pockets are opened and the colour of my teeth is changing.plz tell me y this happend?and now what should i do now?i want home remedy and dont want to go dentist.
Killeen, Tx, Usa
use hyrodgen proxide as a mouth wash it will kill all the bacteria in your mouth. if you read the instruction on the bottle of hyrodgen proxide it will say oral rince it will start to foam in your mouth thats when you know it is killing the bacteria. i have used 3% hyrodgen peroxide for many years with no side affect. avoide prolonged use just until the infection is gone. they say to use 1% hyrodgen peroxide because they are afraid it will damage your gums. feel free to research this remedy for yourself as dentists dont usually approve of it. maybe its because they want to make more money when all your teeth fall out..
Karachi, Asia, Sindh.Pakistan
Philadelphia, Pa, Usa
Hi, just wanted to share with you my cure for an infected gum -- hydrogen peroxide. Also wanted to respond to Subashini from Kuwait, because I may have an answer for her about the bad breath and oil pulling.
My story (I'll try to be brief)... got a piece of food stuck in the gum behind one of my front teeth. No matter what I did -- floss, oil pull, swish peroxide -- it didn't come out. I then went to a new dentist last week to have my teeth cleaned and the stuck particle removed. Lucky me -- the hygenist was just filling in for the day and during the teeth cleaning part, said she saw something dislodge but then "lost sight of it". Okay, fine, I thought. That night I awoke in the middle of the night with terrible bad breath. It was so bad it actually woke me up. Yes, I do have sensitive smell!! When I looked at the right front tooth the next day, I noticed that the gum was severely swollen, from the tooth to the roof of the mouth. The bad breath also persisted. I started my holistic regime of oil pulling, then later swishing with hydrogen peroxide. The oil pulling, like Subashini said, made my breath worse. YUCK! I tried swishing with sea salt. No luck. Finally I had the idea a couple of days ago to soak a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide and then hold it (tightly) to the swollen gum for 10 minutes. I also pinched another h202 soaked cotton ball to the back side of the tooth where the piece of food had initially lodged. Interestingly, it didn't hurt, but certain areas of the gum turned white. 10 minutes later the white had disappeared. Glad to say that my bad breath smell immediately disappeared and has not returned. My gum is looking a little better. A couple more days of this (soaked h202 2x a day) and I think I will be back to 100%. I highly suggest this technique if you have a tooth abcess or swollen gums from an infection. It is the best way for hydrogen to penetrate, otherwise it just turns to foam if you swish it around in your mouth.
So Subashini, I think your issue may be an infection somewhere in your gums that the oil pulling is bringing to the surface. Infection smells like dental plaque -- quite disgusting. My suggestion is to pull up your top lip (then pull down the bottom lip) in the mirror in daylight and look for redness in your gums. If you can pinpoint an area, then soak it with hydrogen peroxide cotton ball 2x a day for a day or two. I would predict that your issue of bad breath will immediately go away, even after you oil pull.
Oh, one more thing. You will need to bend over a sink whilst holding the cotton ball to your gums and let your saliva run out. You may need to do round 2 during the same session. Most importantly, you don't want to swallow anything! Rinse well afterwards. Hope this helps someone, somewhere. All My Best
I was reading on here about cures for laryngitis and went on to read about hydrogen peroxide. I use the low grade peroxide you can buy at any store. Whenever my gums and teeth begin to hurt, I simply put one or two capfuls into my mouth and hold them there for about a minute. The pain and ache go away and usually stay away for quite some time.
Hydrogen Peroxide cured my gum disease. Yes, cured. I had deep pockets and was bound to loose all my teeth within 5 years. I use a waterpic with diluted food grade peroxide. I also rinse with it before I brush to loosen plaque, then brush, then rinse with it again. Since then I have used peroxide for everything. I drink it, I soak in it, I even use it to water my plants and germinate seeds. Do some research and you will find that it's a cure all even for diseases we are told can't be cured.
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hydrogen Peroxide cures sore throat, any bacteria blister in or around the teeth and gums, insects bites, and cuts. Hydrogen Peroxide is great for sterlizing the affected areas. Does not sting my kids and grand kids trust it and enjoy seeing the little form bubbling up. I tell them it is killing the germs. Thank YOU a bunch. I also am a believer of its cures and yes, it was passed down by mom and grandmom and it will always be a very great cheap cure for people that cannot afford go to the doctor.
For years, when I get sensitive gums, bleeding or otherwise inflamed, I rinse my mouth with HP. After the rinse I also brush my tongue while the HP is still bubbling in my mouth. Mouth sores disappear in about a couple of days.
I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT CLEARED MY ABCESS AND PAIN IN MY THROAT IN 2 DAYS. AFTER COMPLAINING TO MY BEST FRIEND THAT I NEEDED TO GET TO DENTIST TO GET PENICILLIN FOR THE INFECTION, SHE TOLD ME TO GET A COTTON BALL AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE LET SIT ON GUMS 3 TO 4 TIMES A DAY. I DID AND PAIN STARTED TO GO AWAY AFTER FIRST TREATMENT AFTER 2 MORE TIMES PAIN AND SWELLING WAS GONE I AM CONVINCED!!!!!!
Sabaneta, Dominican Republic
Westwood, New Jersey, Usa
Gainesville, Fla, Usa
I use Hydrogen Peroxide when flossing my teeth. Mix the HP 50:50 with warm water and close your mouth tightly while you are flossing. I used the reach flossing thing and it worked really good. Just try it. HP is as good if not better and cheaper than name brand mouth wash. It helps with gum disease.
Plaque removal: use 1/2 capful hydrogen peroxide in a little bit of water and swish around in your mouth after brushing.
I had been getting Astilin pellets put into my gums for the pockets around my gums by the dentist... like pockets of 5 to 9. I started using those plastic picks to floss with and when I was done I swished peroxide around my mouth. I HAVE NO MORE POCKETS AND MY GUMS ARE GREAT!!!! My current dentist says to keep what I am doing as he saw the old records and cannot believe what healthy gums I have now.