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Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling

on Jul 03, 2021| Modified on Feb 29, 2024
Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Paracelsus (Orlando, FL) on 07/02/2021 47 posts

Why I think Hydrogen Peroxide pulling is superior to Oil pulling.

I have a lot of respect for ancient healing practices such as Ayurveda but perhaps if H2O2 had been available during the time when Ayurveda was developed, instead of recommending oil, Ayurveda would have recommended H2O2.

So why does Ayurveda suggest just a couple of minutes of holding the oil in your mouth whereas modern man thinks more is better and suggests 20 minutes per day? It seems excessive to me and I don't believe in any practices that take up that much time because more than likely, people won't stick to such lengthy daily regimens.

Oil pulling is supposed to kill germs and clean your mouth. What else kills germs and cleans your mouth but is cheaper and acts more quickly? Hydrogen Peroxide 3%.

Oxygen is the most abundant molecule (in the form of H20) in our body and it is the foundation for life. Oxygen has very powerful healing properties. Probably the most powerful healing methods for virtually any pathogen based illness is based on oxygen and oxidation. Oxygen kills harmful pathogens because most pathogens are anaerobic organisms.

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), Ozone (O3) and Chlorine Dioxide (CL02) all have one thing in common. They have one additional oxygen molecule that breaks free and kills pathogens through oxidation.

Advantages of H2O2 "pulling" versus oil pulling.

H202 is cheaper than a quality oil.

You can do it for just a couple of minutes and you'll kill whatever pathogens are in your mouth.

Your teeth will be whiter and your gums won't bleed in a very short time.

And finally, who has time to spend 20 minutes a day swishing around a bunch of oil every morning? Most of us are pressed for time and have a million things to get done in the morning.

I used to do oil pulling but I don't have the patience to do it for the length of time recommended. Also, H2O2 is cheaper and more easily available than organic coconut oil or organic sesame oil, etc.

I just take a small mouthful of H2O2 after brushing and flossing and swish it around for about 2 minutes. After that, I simply spit it out. I don't rinse my mouth after. H2O2 is recommended for many things, including healing cancer. So if I swallow a bit, that doesn't matter and is probably good for me. (Yes and I know some people think you shouldn't use the cheap stuff from the pharmacy because of stabilizers and all. However, if it is safe to put on a cut or wound to disinfect and it also says it is safe as an oral debrider, it def. won't harm you.)

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Karl (Puerto Rico) on 07/09/2021

Hydrogen peroxide is great as mouth wash. After that, brush teeth with 5 drops of Nigella sativa (Black seed oil), and bye bye to all tooth related issues!

It regenerates bone mass loss, dental enamel and eliminates cavities.

Hydrogen Peroxide will "disinfect", but there are no medicinal properties on it.

Contrary to Nigella sativa, which has Thymoquinone and hundreds of other medicinal properties.

I do my oil pulling strictly with Nigella sativa oil. And for no more that 4 minutes. No need to do it longer.

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Irene H> (MA) on 07/09/2021

I agree with this and have been using hydrogen peroxide this way for a long time. yes, whiter teeth, happy gums. Also drink 3 drops in a glass of water every day--my husband does 6 drops. No colds for us. Before we were using it this way, when a cold/flu first hit, my husband would knock it out immediately by drinking this mixture. now we just do this as a preventive measure. The drugstore stuff is fine. No way are we messing around with food grade hp. Just not necessary.

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by MelR (Portland, Ore.) on 10/12/2021

I've been rinsing with hydrogen peroxide for years. Not as an alternative to oil pulling but to knock down the plaque and reduce the bacteria on the teeth and gums. When possible, avoid the 3% hydrogen peroxide bottle sold for $1 or two at the drugstore or supermarket. These have stabilizers in them so that the 3% H2O2 stays at 3% and does not naturally revert to H2O and singlet oxygen.

"Food grade" hydrogen peroxide does not have added chemical stabilizers and so the concentration (35% that I buy) reduces over time, as it naturally would. I dilute the 35% to 6% for my toothbrush rinse, and for my mouthwash I dilute that to approx. 1%. If any of the H2O2 is absorbed in the mouth or I should accidentally swallow that, it's food grade not drugstore variety with the chemical stabilizers. When starting off, go even more dilute, say 0.2% (2 parts per 1000) to 0.5% h2o2 to water. I get a tingling feeling on my gums when I go over 1% with the food grade hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Patricia (OH) on 07/09/2021 4 posts

I haven't bought regular toothpaste in years. I floss, rinse, and gargle with peroxide and brush with baking soda. Peroxide has helped with the occasional gum bleed as well.

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Marty (Cambridge) on 07/23/2021

I have used hydrogen peroxide for many years in my mouth and it has not weakened my enamel or thinned my teeth. Would love to see some published studies that peroxide can dissolve your teeth. Never heard this before.

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Babbs (North America) on 07/09/2021


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Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Wanda (Missouri) on 07/09/2021

Better still...I purchase 30% food grade HP and dilute it to 6%. I rinse for a minute or so after brushing teeth. One can dilute it more if they wish. Mouth is so clean afterwards!

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by L (HI) on 07/21/2021

The problem with H2O2 is just that it is a strong acid that dissolves the minerals in the teeth. Yes, it bleaches them making them white, kills the pathogens, but also dissolves the teeth. I have used it but it made my teeth so thin they began to wear away, I lost about 1/32 inch before I figured it out. I now use chlorine dioxide made from the gas so it is pH neutral. Oil is used because it is pH neutral, and takes the static charge from the bacteria allowing them to be flushed out. Those bacteria that are already in the matrix of the plaque are harder to flush out and kill with just oil, and the H2O2 will help dissolve the plaque but the chlorine dioxide (pH neutral one) seems to work even better and no problem with dissolving the teeth.

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Jackie McM. (Ayr , Scotland) on 07/09/2021

How much is a small amount? Half teaspoon.

Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling
Posted by Paracelsus (Orlando, FL) on 07/12/2021 47 posts

Small amount in terms of swallowing? I probably swallow less than half a teaspoon but I doubt it would be harmful if you did. This is 3% H2O2 solution so you are swallowing 97% distilled water.