Advice for dental health

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    Jan 06, 2008 6:22 AM GMT
    If you have a problem with thrush (white spots in your mouth, tongue from medications) and/or bleeding gums, rinse with hydrogen peroxide four times a week. Since I have been doing this starting 7 years ago, I have not spit out blood nor had thrush problems in this long. I also wet my brush with peroxide instead of water. My doctor not only commented on the health of my gums but also agreed with this practice. Virus', bacteria and fungus can not survive hydrogen peroxide. It also kills gingivitis which causes bad breath and bleeding gums. 10,000 papers have been written on the use of hydrogen peroxide and it has been dubbed the "Spark of Life." I am referring to the 3% in the brown bottle. Take care.

  • Jan 06, 2008 8:21 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing your dental health advice icon_smile.gif
  • zakariahzol

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    Jan 06, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    Scott,

    I need this. This is god sent. I am having trouble lately with this "pimple on the tongue". One doctor said it oral herpes the other one said it tongue ulcer. I usually have it after eating banana or food too spicy or acidic. It rarely last longer then a week but happen a couple of time a year. The doctor give me medicine and its go away. But if this stuff work probably I dont need to go to see doctor anymore. I sure will follow your advice.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 06, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
    Good topic. Thanks Scott. Wetting you brush in it, is a very good idea. I will have to start doing that.

    How many guys here leave there brushes out on the wash basin or the cabinet topicon_question.gif There was a study done a few years ago, that showed that bacteria only found in a toilet bowl were found on toothbrushes that were left in the open in your bathroom icon_eek.gif I never leave mine out anymore.

    Mike
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    Jan 29, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    Thanks Scott. great advice.
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    Jan 30, 2008 10:39 AM GMT
    hmm... one of those really GOOD advice that comes ever so often. Thanks Scott. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 30, 2008 11:40 AM GMT
    It will also whiten your teeth if you rinse with it regularlly. It's the primary oxidizing ingredient in all whiteners.
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    Jan 31, 2008 9:03 PM GMT
    You may want to also consider chlorhexidine rince (available through prescription -- at least here in Canada -- from your dentist). It tastes like hell, but you wouldn't have to use it as often as peroxide.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorhexidine_gluconate

    Also, the concentration of 3% hydrogen peroxide won't really do much for the colour of your teeth -- not only is it not strong enough, but it doesn't stay on your teeth long enough to make a significant change.

  • Jan 31, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    I have gotten "tongue pimples" as one of you called them... I call them "raised taste buds" that's what we call them... I found that half listerine and half hydrogen peroxide knocked them out. also make sure you're getting enough water intake. I personally (and my partner) get them when we're in stressful situations or stressful times in our lives. I am unable to rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide full strength because it causes shooting pains to a slightly recessed gum area I have. cutting it with listerine works for me.
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    Jun 26, 2008 11:09 AM GMT
    Hi
    I was once told by my dentist that some mouth wash could discolour your teeth, i find my taste buds shoot up when eating kiwi fruit,also peppers, spice food
    It's true if you leave your toothbrush in the bathroom uncovered and flush your toilet the bacteria does get on your toothbrush(horrid)icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 27, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    zakariahzol saidScott,

    I need this. This is god sent. I am having trouble lately with this "pimple on the tongue". One doctor said it oral herpes the other one said it tongue ulcer. I usually have it after eating banana or food too spicy or acidic. It rarely last longer then a week but happen a couple of time a year. The doctor give me medicine and its go away. But if this stuff work probably I dont need to go to see doctor anymore. I sure will follow your advice.


    "zakariahzol", you probably do have a mouth ulcer... Be careful rinsing with full strenght peroxide, it will kill bacteria but could also kill the "helpful" bacteria intended to help your mouth kill germs...

    Agreed there can be benefits, but mouth ulcers are short lived and usually an effect of your diet. You might try an oral rince to help your situation. (zakariahzol)

    I had two uclers that lasted longer than normal and tried peroxide out of frustration, a few days later my entire mouth was lit up! Not fun, I used an oral rinse from Colgate specifically for mouth ulcers/general mouth sores and back to normal now.

    I'm neg and in no way speaking to the success any others have had combating thrush with peroxide - so rock on with what has helped you fight!
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    May 27, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    you have to be careful with chlorahexadine mouthwash it also turns your teeth brown use it then rise with listerine.

    now i know why my partner has that brown bottle of peroxide next to his toothbrush
    im gonna try that