Periodontitis Remedies


Posted by Vlad (Romania) on 08/17/2016

For Gum Disease, henbane tea rinse mouth, do not swallow. An excellent remedy with 100% effectiveness of recovery, henbane tea, be careful not swallow! Just rinse your mouth with it every morning for a week. Full recovery.

EC: For more info on the herb henbane, which is classified as a poison, please see and, not to be missed,


Posted by Paramatman (Detroit, Michigan, U.s.a) on 10/16/2011

This is for the individual who wanted to know remedies to improve the condition of her gums. American Botanical Pharmacy sells "Daily Oral Therapy, " that reverses gum disease. It is not inexpensive but it is worth it. Their website is

Their herbs are formualted by a Master Herbalist and N.D. who has 20 years of clinical experience reversing so called "incurable" diseases. Their herbs are organically grown or wildcrafted. They sell a superfoods formula which is excellent.

This N.D. recommends that one detoxifies by starting out with cleansing the colon first; then, you can go on to cleanse your kidneys/bladder, liver, etc. Must start out with colon always.

Hope this will help.


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Posted by Tom (Livingston, Tx) on 05/22/2016 19 posts
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I had gum pain so I started taking 500 mg mornings hesperidin. The gum pain improved immediately and disappeared over the next 2 months. Hesperidin is a bioflavinoid.


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Posted by Patricia (Downsville) on 07/07/2016 42 posts
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During the middle of the night my tongue found a huge deformation in the upper gum on the left in the back. Didn't know what it was but upon thinking that I have had recent occurrences of my upper tooth being loose, I sensed it was an inflamation/swelling of the gum. It was hard to the touch of my tongue. I knew that equesitum hyemale had strengthened the bond of tooth to bone before so I thought that it would possible take that down if it was swelling. I had 1tsp of horsetail powder by the name above mentioned in a tea bag soaking over night in a mug of water and had already drank some. I in the past took it into my mouth and held it there for as long as I could. Last night I did that for about ten minutes and spit it out. I thought the swelling had gone down a bit. So I did it again. I went to sleep and this morning I know it was swelling because it was completely gone. I have been taking the horsetail not religiously to get sillica into me and organic grass fed beef bone and organic chicken bone broth, which ever bones I had, also for the silica content, religiously every day at least 2 cups per day.

I hope this helps. It is the direct application (transdermal) that works the fastest. I have also been taking borax 3 times a day 3 tsp (1tsp in a liter of water solution) sometimes with food sometimes with juice or water. I noted it in a recent post and reported that I was still alive.

My pet Babe, my only living heir, has had a growth on her chest inside her left leg and she is getting borax 1/4 tsp 3 times a day with a little sardines. I had been giving her tallow with olive oil on it and nothing was happening so I thought that I may have been nourishing the growth. Two days ago I began applying the borax solution with a cotton swab and today it is much reduced. I find it problematic applying the borax liquid and was wondering if something like DMSO would get it in deeper. I read that lanolin is a carrier (getting a substance in sub cutaneously). Anyone with carrier experience, please help.


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Posted by Ken (Highlands Ranch, Co) on 09/21/2015
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Gum Problems:

I find rinsing my mouth with drug store H2O2 after I brush my teeth has kept gums in perfect shape. I've been doing this for 10 minths now and the dentist never has to clean my teeth.

I used to have bleedings sore gums all the time, but no more...just rinse and don't swallow. Any sore in my gums goes away over night.

I bet your denstis witll never tell you this. Google H2O2 and Gums. Wow!

Replied by Larry
Fairfax, Va

Ken: Do you dilute the drugstore bought H2O2 before rinsing your mouth? Tx, Larry

Replied by Mama To Many

When I was a girl, I had canker sores often in my mouth. Once my mother bought an over the counter product for them. I didn't like the taste and wasn't consistent in using it. Now I realize it had hydrogen peroxide in it, because when I rinse with hydrogen peroxide, it tastes like that medicine did! It takes me back 40 years instantly. Of course, that medicine probably cost several dollars, and a bottle of peroxide back then was probably a quarter.

These days if I use hydrogen peroxide in my mouth, I do dilute it to 1%. 3% seems too strong for my mouth. So I just put one part peroxide and 2 parts water in a little cup to rinse my mouth.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Ozjasz
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I've rinsed with H2O2 3% 1:1 or even 1:2/1:3 solution only twice with a few days break between. It made my tongue whiter. Now, after the second rinsing I can "feel" the white coating on my tongue. I feel as if hydrogen peroxide has killed all the bacterias in my mouth, like my tongue is completely sterile now...

What can I do now? I'll definitely NOT rinse with h2o2 anymore...

Posted by Nina (Massachusetts) on 03/12/2015
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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.

Replied by Val9000
New York, Ny
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I believe most of the regulars who use and post on this website are referring to food grade peroxide when they say H2O2, which must be diluted down for specific uses. I usually use the 12% (because it's less volatile than the 35% F.G. H2O2), add about 1 heaping TBSP of Celtic salt and dilute the H2O2 to around 1 part per 6 or more parts distilled water for a mouth wash, shake & try it, adding more water, so the mixture is strong enough to be effective, but not strong enough to give a burning sensation after gargling several times in a row.

I believe the problem about killing more than just bacteria is what the NON-food grade kind of hydrogen peroxide sold at all pharmacies (that says on the bottle to dilute 1 part peroxide to one part water to make a mouthwash). It has toxic impurities, and you can't ingest it after diluting, but you CAN drink diluted F.G. H2O2. I got some kind of food poisoning after eating a tasty fried fish off a food cart in Mexico City and immediately got capsules with instructions to take 16 every 6 hrs to kill every kind of possible parasite, but after 7 days of that and still vomiting all day long, I remembered the instructions on my bottle of F.G. H2O2 that tells how much to add per litre of water and to drink each liter within 8 hrs, so I followed those instructions and was COMPLETELY healed in less than 24 hrs, like nothing ever happened. Nonetheless, I just read that raw, organic apple cider vinegar or even white vinegar kills 99% of all bacteria & viruses, and it is very good as a household cleaner when diluted and is non-toxic to smell it, or get it on your skin, and is edible, so maybe a certain dilution of ACV would be a better mouthwash to cure gingivitis than F.G. H2O2. I've heard many times that ACV kills the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers, so it may have cured my food poisoning, also. My mother used to put alcohol to hold for a minute or 2 in our ears if we got an ear-ache and that worked very well. I got great results with the same concentration of F.G. H2O2 as for my mouthwash minus the Celtic salt. I'm not so sure about putting diluted white vinegar in my ears with a dropper to prevent ear aches, as I occasionally do with diluted H2O2 in the amount I stated above. I believe the same people who say don't put peroxide on cuts, say not to put alcohol on cuts either. Perhaps after washing with soap(with ~40% of it, white vinegar I mixed in, which I already use for washing hands & dishes, and then putting some Neosporin on the cut could be a superior treatment for cuts. We can look further for vinegar mouthwash as a cure for gingivitis on this section of Earth Clinic and see how many votes it got for working for that. I've always liked hydrogen peroxide for cuts because it barely stings. They say that when peroxide stops bubbling that means it has killed all the germs. I've always liked the idea that when I put the diluted as above F.G. H2O2 (without salt) in my ear, I just waited until it stopped bubbling in side my ear canal before sitting upright and letting it come out. I'd feel better trying well diluted in distilled water, organic, FILTERED ACV, than some unnatural combination of toxic drugs purported to cure ear aches - I don't believe it would work - but I'd like to see several people on Earth Clinic say they've tried it in their ears or as mouthwash, and it WORKED, 1st.

Let's read all the experiences & votes about it on Earth Clinic!

Posted by Wierd Sceince (Derry, Nh) on 01/16/2014
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I've had the same issues with bleeding gums for many years. Going to the dentist for a cleaning was always a bleeding experience. I always thought that blood thinners like aspirin and plavix were supporting the bleeding. I then tried 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide [H2O2]. The bleeding gums stopped completely and immediately. The very next time I used floss or dental pick, no bleeding what so ever. It has been this way for a month now.

Posted by Diamond (Cleveland, England) on 06/03/2011

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.

Replied by Sunnyapril From Santa Fe
Santa Fe, Nm

The correct way to mix 35% food grade HP is to mix 11 oz. of distilled water and 1 oz. of fghp in a jar with a lid and then you can transfer small amounts of it to a smaller bottle for use. You don't need a dropper for this. I actually pour a small amount of the watered down hp onto my toothbrush, and then brush. I add a little toothpaste on the top of it too. And I brush my tongue too. My mouth feels wonderful afterwards. WARNING: be very careful when pouring the food grade hp into the first bottle. If it gets on your fingers, it will burn, so if this happens, run cold water on the burns.

Posted by M (Ny) on 11/18/2010

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!

Replied by Stanster
Wilmington, Nc
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WHOA! DO NOT mix 1/2 and 1/2! He is using 35 % food grade H2O2, which is VERY STRONG and can be very harmful if not diluted correctly. From what I've read you can use 3 drops in a glass of water for swishing in the mouth.

IF you are using only the store- bought 3% H2O2, then you could mix 1/2 and 1/2, but the 35% he is referring to is very strong and will literaly burn you!

Posted by Victoria (San Diego, CA) on 07/17/2009
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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.

Replied by Maggie
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Are you using food grade hydrogen peroxide or over the counter hydrogen peroxide? Do you just use it as a mouth rinse? I am very interested because I have serious bleeding gums and receding gums that I have been trying to cure with things such as lysine, clove oil, brushing with baking soda and coconut oil. Hoping the hydrogen peroxide will make a difference. Thanks.

Replied by Dovie
Wash, Seattle
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I've been pretty ill so I decided to have both of my root canals removed and implants put in. Well, after oral surgery one of the site of root canal got infected. My dentist gave me Hydrogen peroxide mix with like a drop of mint to put on the site. If I run out I can just make my own with Food grade hydrogen peroxide and one drop of peppermint. Another thing that was recommended was saline (salt water solution) to help cure the infection.

Replied by Megan
New York

Would you recommend using this every day as a preventative to gym disease? I have just noticed a build up of plaque/tartar on one tooth in particular and some strange gum lines that look like the beginning of recession and am working on affording a dentist appointment but am wondering if hydrogen peroxide might be an okay preventative in the meantime...

Replied by Janet

I always use hydrogen peroxide (I prefer food-grade hydrogen peroxide) as my mouthwash. Had a PhD I worked with tell me that it solved his gum problems and he avoided surgery by doing so. I was impressed and started using it myself years ago.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

Hey Megan!

I thought I would ad my two bits for you. I think the hydrogen peroxide is a fine remedy for your situation, AND you might consider brushing your teeth and gums with either a Tea Tree oil toothpaste OR tea tree oil right out of the bottle - tastes nasty but nips gingivtis in the bud quick! Also to consider is purchasing your own dental tools [tooth pick/scraper and mirror on a stick] - these are commonly available at most drugstores and are inexpensive.

Posted by Rabia (Karachi, Asia.Sindh.Pakistan) on 12/29/2008
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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.

Replied by Hamza
Medina, Ksa
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I had been worried about my teeth and gums, and decided to try a few different remedies listed here. I first tried brushing with baking soda and then rinsing with ACV, at another time I used Hydrogen Peroxide to rinse. I did not have gum pain before I started but now my teeth and gums are sore to the point where I've thought of going to see a Docotr which I have refuse do to for about 5 years. Does anyone have an explanation for why my gums started to become very sore?

Replied by Kathy
Dubois, Pa

If it hurts, stop doing it! Just because it works for someone else, doesn't mean it will work for you. I think ACV is a terrible substance to use on teeth (and that means gums, too) because it is acidic, as is Hydrogen Peroxide (my bottle of Peroxide registered a pH of 5...the same as ACV). So if you are using Peroxide and Vinegar together, you are dosing your teeth with two different forms of acid, both of which will dissolve tooth enamel and damage gingival (gum) tissue because of their low pH. This especially applies if you are using Peroxide and Vinegar on your teeth more than once per day.

p.s. When I write "Peroxide" I mean Hydrogen Peroxide.

Replied by Angela
Killeen, Tx, Usa
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I have been having major gum loss and tooth pain. I was told to swish a cap full of HP in my mouth when I brush at night. I DON'T RECOMMEND IT!! It has removed the enamel on my teeth and has done nothing to help my gums. Actually, it seems to have sped it up a bit. I really don't recommend this method to anyone!

Replied by Robert
Martinez, Ca

Angela, I did read that hydro peroxide will soften the dentin of the teeth. Best to use a pure saponified, meaning that it also contains oils such as coconut, olive, etc. , liquid castile soap with a pinch of myrhh powder for the gums. The soap will allow the teeth to remineralize & myrhh will heal the gums. CoQ10 taken with a fat or oil for absorption will heal the gums also. Using a water pik will stimulate circulation to the gums besides cleaning the teeth.

Replied by Allthingslovely
Norfolk, Ny

Angela, Hydrogen peroxide can help treat gum disease but it should not be used without being diluted. Also what needs to be done to stall the progress of your gum disease is a visit to your dentist for periodontal treatment. Once your periodontal treatment is complete, you can have success with the use of 50/50 hydrogen peroxide to lower the bacterial content in your mouth. Flossing and rinsing are two of the most important things you can do to help get your gums under control. The more you floss, the less it will hurt. Gum disease cannot be cured, but it can be stopped in its tracks, but you have to be vigilant.

Replied by Tomsee
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I swished with a very mild 1.5% solution and it damaged my front gum. It actually seemed to burn it off. I don't recommend hydrogen peroxide.

Posted by Lance (National City, California) on 10/15/2008
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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..

Replied by Rabia
Karachi, Asia, Sindh.Pakistan
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hi.i used hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash for almost 3 weeks now now it tenders my gums and i have gum pain from 5 months my lips are also very dry from thats use.plz help me in regard of this.i will be very greatful.

Replied by Jake
Chicago, IL
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I want to warn everyone against using hydrogen peroxide orally. I brushed my teeth more than 6 months with it and wound up with 11 deep cavities that nearly cost me several teeth - I don't believe in root canals for the health disadvantages. I went on line and was shocked to read of a study that suggested the h2o2 penetrated the tooth enamel. Wish I'd read the study earlier. Yes, the h2o2 kills germs, but apparently there's no end of germs available in the mouth and they apparently are transported into the teeth where they grow cavities.

My son who followed me in this misguided endeavor, whose gums are not receded as mine are, and who never gets cavities, had two cavities at this time as well. A word to the wise is sufficient.

Replied by Jenny
Chicago, Il

To Jake in Chicago,

You need to post your source for this study, because it would be impossible for peroxide to degrade enamel by just brushing your teeth with it. Streptococcus mutans, which you can read about here, are what cause cavities. And peroxide has been proven to kill Streptococcus mutans. I doubt your cavities were the result of peroxide. And I wouldn't believe any dentist that told me it did.

Replied by Anan
Philadelphia, Pa, Usa

This is to Jake and Jenny. Streptococcus is very much involved in forming cavities, right, but first the enamel has to be broken, and acids do that! Bacteria do produce acids too, but one may make life easier for them by introducing acidic stuff into your mouth like acv (nevertheless I'm drinking it-but with a straw and chaseing with water), lemon juice or anything with low ph (below 6.5 is enough!). If your H2O2 has low pH IT DOESN'T HAVE TO PENETRATE ENAMEL - IT BREAKS IT opening the door for bacteria.

Replied by Jhon Everyman
Springfield, Kentucky
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I went to the dentist when my gums hurt... they were infected and he gave me a mouthwash... the ingredients were 50% peroxide 50% water, some sweetener and mint...

RIGHT ON THE DIRECTIONS it said "rinse with water after use...

Contains peroxide: Prolonged exposure to peroxide can damage enamel. "

So yeah... it works... just use 1% or 3% 50:50 with water... and rinse after a minute or so... when your gums aren't infected, switch back to a mouthwash.

Think for a moment... If you leave peroxide on a small cut too long what does it do? Turns the skin white and kills it right? Well that's what it does to your gums and teeth if you don't rinse it off.

There is nothing wrong with this remedy! But it is only a remedy, its not meant to be used every day for months... If my gums are infected I wash with it 1-3 times a day for 3 days or so and its gone, then I stop.

Posted by FR (NYC) on 10/01/2007
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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

Replied by Subashini

hi, i tried oil pulling with sesame oil.i have done it for nearly 10 months not even 1 day left out.still my irregular period problem has not solved...only good thing is tartar in teeth's have disappeared... generally i do not get bad breath..after started doing oil pulling i am getting it now.once i leave oil pulling again the plaque formation started in my teeth....if i stop oilpulling bad breath stopped... i am highly optimistic much i can convenince myself to continue it,,,,it is not working well.... Also by searching the cold pressed sunflower oil...i am tired too much...normal sunflower oil within one day bad breath starting....i don't know why...whom to get guidence from which website we do interaction with experts... is only giving fewer information.... please advise me if i am wrong...i strictly follow the instruction how to do oil pulling even though it happends to me like this..

Replied by Cat
Austin, Tx

Maybe you should switch your oil. Try virgin coconut or seasame oil with a drop of spearmint or peppermint included. My teeth got stronger and my gums pinker and my breath better when I alternate these two virgin oils with the mint. And, be sure to floss after every meal; I have improved my breath just by flossing...especially those tight back teeth that tend to hold food in them and make the breath smell worse. Also, be sure and brush or scrap you tongue. For your period, take 7 days and eat low carb/low sugar diet. This regulated my periods tremendously. For my daughter, taking ACV regulated VERY (vomiting, heavy bleeding, debilitating cramping etc..) periods. Now her periods are normal. Also, have your thyroid and iron checked. Hydrogen peroxide 3% is better diluted or it can break down the tissue of the gums over time. Check wikkipedia on hydrogen peroxide - it is a tissue destroyer so should be diluted.

Posted by Cynthia (Fayetteville, Arkansas) on 05/15/2007
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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.

Posted by Jennifer (Lansing, Illinois) on 05/10/2007
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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.

Replied by Mimi
Baltimore, Maryland

I am responding to this post because I read about the many cures using Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. I believe it could work. Scientifically it makes sense. Oil pulling only destroys S. Mutans, which are gram positive bacteria. However, it does nothing for the gram negative bacteria left behind. The gram negatives are the ones that cause the halitosis. So, by bringing the real deal, hydrogen peroxide on board, you provide a fully oxygenated environment that will destroy the gram negative bacteria.

There is a great difference in food grade H202 , and the garbage we get at the drug store. The over the counter product is full of stabilizers. Food grade peroxide SHOULD NOT BE HANDLED CARELESSLY!!!!!!!!! IT IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. YOU SHOULD RESEARCH IT FIRST, CALL THE PEROXIDE CLINIC / CENTER FIRST....... BEFORE TAKING ANY WAYWARD INTERNET ADVICE.........

BACK to my original reason for posting . I wanted to know if anyone else has tried the use of the H2o2 and what were your results. How and where did you get the food grade H2o2?

I read about one source over the internet but, it got bad reviews.... please advise ..

I have chronic gingivitis and am doing some very unsafe practices to keep it at bay.... I am a health professional and am very aware of the risks to my behaviors. I can't discontinue any of the things I am doing because this "bad breath issue is making me dysfunctional at best. So, I am desperately seeking to find someone who can dialogue with me about their experience with Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide.

Thanks in advance.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Mimi, although I have never suffered from bad breath other than occasionally I fully sympathise with your problem. Have you ever tried Chlorophyll? A while ago I took Chlorophyll on its own and then a supplement with Chlorophyll, Chlorella and Spirullina and I never had transpiration smell under my arms again after reading on this site that these supplements work well deodorizing the body. That might solve your problem..... Actually I didn't take them for that purpose but it was a nice side effect anyway! As they seem to detox the liver they might very well work for you too!

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Usa

I use fg h2o2 reduced to approx 5% occasionally as a gargle which last about 1 or 2 minutes. It seems to work well topically, but it leaves the tissues tender if overused. So it may not be effective for the deep cleaning needed for those infected gums. After one month of once daily oil pulling with canola and safflower the overall health results were significant, but I had to quit because of infection in gums, eyes, headache. Today I tried a colloidal silver swishing for about 10 min, which seemed to work as my headache dissapeared within hrs and my mouth has felt fresh ever since. I am definately going to continue this.

Over-the-counter h202 is not so loaded with fillers so as to cause any harm for external use or a mouth wash, imho. Try your local health food store or pool supply store for food grade peroxide.

Also, Jim Humble recomends MMS as the most powerful mouthwash ever. If MMS has no bad effects on teeth enamel then great. I have used a 5 drop solution a couple times with very good results.

Replied by Rxgrandma
Fruitport, Mi

Years ago, my dentist told me to use a firm toothbrush and when I brush, I should twist the toothbrush in a rolling motion going from the gums to the end of the teeth. The gums will bleed at first, but they will strengthen. Floss first. And brush the chewing surface also. When I get my teeth cleaned every two years, it's very painful because the hygenist is used to going deep behind the gums to scrape. Mine bleed and are sore for 2-3 days afterward. But, I haven't had a cavity in years, only had to replace one that wore out. I brush every night before bed, but I think the key is the firm toothbrush and the way you brush. My gums are very tight to the teeth. I needed a root canal because the chewing surface weakened or the filling wore out.