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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)


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!

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

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)

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.

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

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)

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)

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

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.


I've been using hydrogen Peroxide for many years and it works. You're supposed to dilute half and half not swish full strength 🙄🙄🙄🙄

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

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)

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)


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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptococcus_mutans, 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)

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.

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

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 charactor....how 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... www.oilpulling.com 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.

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

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.

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

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)
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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.

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Posted by Yoland (Houston) on 05/25/2006

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.

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Posted by Liz (Killeen, Texas) on 04/26/2006

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.

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Posted by Sheryl (St Louis) on 04/18/2006


Replied by Avacadorose
(Sabaneta, Dominican Republic)


I just recieved a bottle of 12% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. The instructions say to dilute it to a 3.5% solution for internal use. I am reading an excellent book called "The Truth about Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide" by James Paul Roguski. It's a free ebook on the net. Excellent and surprising documented research that has been available for years. This is my first time using this and I want to be careful and not over do it. I'm trying to get a protocol for removing tartar on my teeth (and my old dogs teeth too).

If I am understanding the info it says to mix 2oz of 12% FGHP with 8oz of water and that will give me 10 oz of a 3.5% solution that is safe to use. It looks like I would be able to use that solution full strength in my mouth. Does this sound correct? Is anyone doing this that can offer some insight?

Replied by Thenewguyintown
(Westwood, New Jersey, Usa)

Seems right based on simple math. If you have 12% FG H2O2 and need to make it 3% you would divide by 4 as 4 goes into 12 3 times evenly. So therefore, 1 part 12% per 4parts water will give you 3% H202 as you have diluted it by 80%.

2 oz diluted in 8 oz give you a 1 to 4 ratio or 3%, 2.5 ozs mixed with 7.5 ozs of water will give you 3.5%. I used small measuring cups (the kind that come on cough syrup when I mixed mine for inhalation purposes. As for as oral for the mouth I do it by eye and mix about a 50/50 mix of OTC 3%. Internally I only use the FG mixture, orally not a big deal using the OTC variety.

Replied by Caroline
(Madrid, Spain)

Hi there, my name is Caroline and I have been reading all your info on this problem, from all you have been telling me I dont know where to begin, you all sound wonderful people and I am sure that your problems are the same as mine. But what substance do I start with is my problem, bee propolis or hydrogen peroxide or even charcoal powder? I have a problem and that's all I know. Help me solve it. Gum disease.

Replied by Capt. Randall
(Gainesville, Fla, Usa)

Vitamin C/bicarbonate to bowel tolerance 4-5x/day.

Start w 4-10gms (heaping tsp) and 2-5gms baking soda in 4oz water, fizz, drink. Use peroxide mouth soaks for 3-5min. Brush w a drop of essential oil, clove/cinnamon/peppermint.

Vit C/bicarbonate is universal element of 11 step protocol for disease and bad aging; oxidative stress, see www.forbiddenhealingforum.com.

Millions of teeth could be saved every year!

Best regards to Ted and Earth Clinic. Their stuff really works!

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Capt. Randall, have you ever heard of this protocol helping canker sores?

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Posted by Roxy (Kingston Tn) on 01/06/2006

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.

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Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO) on 10/07/2005

Plaque removal: use 1/2 capful hydrogen peroxide in a little bit of water and swish around in your mouth after brushing.

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Posted by Fran (London, Uk) on 02/16/2017 5 posts

I have gum disease and my teeth are starting to become loose. I started food grade hydrogen peroxide with a bit of baking soda. My tongue has turned black. Is this normal and am I doing it the right way. Thank you.

EC: Hi Fran, can you please tell us what percentage of food grade you used and whether you diluted it or not.

Replied by Lilly

Yes, surely you weren't using more than 3% hydrogen peroxide in your mouth? Sensitive people should even dilute peroxide further to 1.5%. (1/2 water plus 1/2 3% hydrogen peroxide.)

Replied by Fran
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Hi, I'm using 3% hydrogen peroxide.

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Posted by Jillery (Rawlly, Nc) on 01/18/2016 88 posts

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.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Jillery, did you notice if swishing with h2o2 thinned your tooth enamel?

Itchy Gums

Posted by Obeybunny (Santa Ana, California, United States Of America) on 11/30/2011

Does anyone know any remedies for itchy gums? I'd rather treat the cause than simply apply pain relievers. This has been a periodic problem over the last… oh…. 15 years of my life. My gums will just become itchy for no reason for about a month before the problem just goes away on its own. But during that month, I'm scraping at my teeth and gums with anything- sticks, my fingernails, my shirt, toothbrushes dipped in baking soda, pieces of plastic I've taken from birthday gifts that I've cut into sharp triangles, anything- all day and causing a darker reddening (probably bruising) of my gums.

I've been able to tolerate a few hours of not scratching at my gums by putting ground cloves directly on my gums. This treats the itching but probably isn't fixing the cause.

As far as I know, I've never been diagnosed as having gingivitis, but that doesn't mean I don't have it.

So if anyone knows how to make the itching stop, I'd be so grateful.

Thank you Earth Clinic staff and members!

Replied by Louwrence
(Rustenburg, North West South Africa)

Hi Obeybunny, Try swishing your urine in your mouth at regular intervals. Urine helps for a lot of things. When I bite the inside of my mouth I use urine or try using salt but urine works quicker. Good luck.

Replied by Red
(Chicago, Il)

Try freshly minced raw garlic instead of cloves... immune stimulant.

Replied by The Owl
(Knoxville, Tn)

I have itchy gums too. It comes and goes (for the last year) and I can't pinpoint the problem but I'm looking into dehydration (from coffee, too much sodium, fiber, etc). I am also considering carbs, allergies to foods, certain proteins, etc. One thing that calms them down is zinc. Take a zinc, preferably a type that doesn't make you nauseous and try drinking a lot of water. Your best bet is to keep a food journal and note the times when gums are itchy.

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