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When you are looking for an all-natural mouthwash or toothpaste, many holistic practitioners and dentists alike recommend hydrogen peroxide. For wound care, we are often told to avoid using peroxide, so is it really safe to use as an oral care product? Let's look at whether or not it is a good idea to use hydrogen peroxide orally.
Hydrogen peroxide can be perfectly safe for use as a mouthwash or as an ingredient in toothpaste. It works well by oxidizing the tissues of the mouth. This helps to break down bacteria and other organisms in the mouth that create bad breath and other oral problems. Hydrogen peroxide also offers the benefit of helping to bleach the teeth when used as a mouthwash or as part of a toothpaste.
For many people, hydrogen peroxide is an ingredient in homemade or organic toothpaste. It is typically mixed with baking soda and can be incredibly effective. This combination can help make your teeth and gums much healthier.
It is important to note, however, that hydrogen peroxide can make the teeth and gums temporarily more sensitive. This is temporary and will go away with time. It is also important to note that peroxide is mildly corrosive and should never be swallowed, and therefore is not recommended as an oral care product for children until they are old enough to properly spit and rinse after brushing and using mouthwash.
In summary, hydrogen peroxide is very effective for oral care when used properly.
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