I love using this natural product for mouthwash! It not only kills the germs in my mouth but is also a natural whitener for my teeth. Below are some facts about using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash.
Using hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash is simple: just swish some 1% to 3% hydrogen peroxide around in your mouth, then spit it out. Like you'd do with any kind of mouthwash, right?
Why 1% to 3%? Some people feel that 3% is a bit strong to use as a mouthwash. You can try 3%, or water it down with some water. (Some 3% hydrogen peroxide with an equal amount of water added will give you 1.5% hydrogen peroxide.)
Using hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash will kill bacteria and viruses in your mouth. However, it takes time for hydrogen peroxide to work, so this is not going to remove all the bacteria and viruses in your mouth – it will just lessen them.
Using hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash can taste a bit weird. Also, any time hydrogen peroxide is killing germs, it will foam-- so there can be some foaming when you are using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash.
If you want to get at the bacteria in your gums, try it this way: brush your teeth, then floss between your teeth, and then swish with peroxide. This way any gunk is out of the way, and the peroxide can get in to the gums more easily. Swishing for a minute or longer will be more effective than a shorter swish.
This is suggested to be used for a week or less at a time. You should not use it regularly for an extended period of time.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. Always consult with a physician before making health care decisions. This works for me, so I wanted to share it with you! I love using natural health solutions.
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