Is hydrogen peroxide safe to use as a mouth wash?

A dentist may recommend using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide diluted with water to rinse your mouth to treat bleeding gums. However, it is best to check with your dentist before trying such a mixture or making it a part of your oral hygiene routine. Be especially careful when using hydrogen peroxide because high concentrations can be toxic and prolonged use could cause damage to the soft and hard tissue of the mouth.

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Healthy Oral Hygiene

Healthy Oral Hygiene

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily constitute the basics of good oral hygiene. Keeping other parts of your mouth, such as your gums, healthy can benefit your overall health by preventing the spread of germs and dis...

ease. At-home care should be supplemented by professional care. When plaque or tartar develops, a dentist or oral hygienist will use special tools to scrape (scale) the teeth clean without damage. Flouride treatment can help keep teeth cavity-free. Learn more about healthy oral hygiene with expert advice from Sharecare.

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