Hydrogen Peroxide
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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

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Posted by Nancy (NC) on 01/01/2022
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I was accidentally sent a boatload of hydrogen peroxide through My OTC. Who knew! I've been using it on my teeth which they say kills the enamel, but my teeth are coated with dental material so perhaps not but in any case, it helps. There is no metal in my mouth. I made triple sure of that! Nonetheless, I have metal allergies and cellulitis which is significantly reduced and on the verge of disappearing at the skin level. I have worked unbelievably hard dietarily to make this happen plus I spent boat loads on natural remedies. I'm on a fixed income so you can imagine the consequences of that. I will be reading the hydrogen peroxide info shortly.


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Posted by Mable C (Osceola, Arkansas) on 11/26/2012
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I recently bought a bottle of 3% HP because my tooth was in pain every day and night for about 2wks. And my dental appt. was exactly 1 month away, I would either have to find another dentist or fix the pain myself, since the pain killers I was taking wasn't effective enough to help. I started using the HP and the pain eased significantly, by the next day I really wasn't in any pain just uncomfortable feeling that the swelling left behind. After a couple of more days of swoshing it around in my mouth a few times a day, there wasn't anymore pain and know I have been pain free of this toothache now for the second wk. And I still have 11 more days until my dental appt. on Dec. 4th. Thanks for HP. It saved my toothache from aching.


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Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, USA) on 06/17/2012
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I use HP in my water flooser (Water pik). I fill it almost up to the top with water, and put a splash of HP in the water pik cistern - that is the receptacle wtih the water in it. I do this about 2-3 times a week. Also keep the pressure setting at 50% or below. Don't focus too much on one tooth, move around quickly, and don't do this much more often, because eventually it will erode your gums if you use it to excess. I use my orthodontic tip to splay the pressure out more so the stream is less pointed. Doing this a few times a week keeps my teeth in great shape. Great before upcoming interviews, big social events etc. It is like the water jet in the dentist except better! You can add your own stuff to it, and change the pressure. I use non-alcoholic mouthwash in my W. P. On the off days. This is also brilliant if you have braces or other orthodontics and can't floss normally.


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Posted by Bubbasmum (Levin, New Zealand) on 08/10/2011
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Hi good to hear someone is using hydrogen peroxide. I use it for brushing my teeth with baking soda. It's the main ingredient in tooth whitening products so its all good. I only use it a few times a week. I also have it in a spray bottle in a 3% diluted mixture and use it for a number of remedies. Great for killing nasty bacteria. I also spray it down my ear when I get a sore ear and throat and it bubbles and lie down for 10 minutes then tip it out and it heals the ear. Sorry I went off track a bit. Get excited when good products help people. :o)


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Posted by Corpoverde (Malate, Manila, Philippines) on 08/09/2011
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Just started with 3% solution mouthwash, Initially, there was a lot of foam and bubbles coming out from my gums and tongue. Must be the bacteria being killed by the H2O2. Subsequently after three days of rinsing twice a day, my swollen gums have receeded and the sore on the side of my tongue has turned white and the pain diasappeared. Even my toothache was gone. Except for the tingling sensation on the tongue, the only other unpreferred sensation was the taste. So I mixed it with a few drops of astringosol to have that minty taste. Is this OK? Has anyone out there tried this?


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Posted by Mel (Garner, NC) on 08/01/2008
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I have been brushing my teeth with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda for years, especially since new information is out about the harmful effects of flouride.

For those who have been warning that hydrogen peroxide should not be taken orally, why is it that so many over-the-counter toothpastes now advertise hydrogen peroxide as a beneficial ingredient?

Keep up the good work EC!


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Posted by Roxy (Kingston TN) on 01/06/2006
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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
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Plaque removal: use 1/2 capful hydrogen peroxide in a little bit of water and swish around in your mouth after brushing.