Dental Hygiene

How to Safely Gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide

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Hydrogen Peroxide is an excellent solution which serves many purposes. It can be used as a cleaning agent, a bacterial homicide, a mouthwash, or a teeth whitener.

To whiten the teeth with hydrogen peroxide it should first be poured into a small cup. An 8 oz. bathroom cup would be sufficient. Place 2 oz. of hydrogen peroxide into the cup. You may choose to treat your teeth without diluting it, but for those who might be sensitive to the caustic bubbles, please dilute it with 1 oz. of warm water. Fill your mouth with the hydrogen peroxide but do not swallow. Instead hold your mouth closed and breath through the nose as you alternate between swishing the solution around and holding it still so that it can fizz against the enamel of the teeth and work its magic. Repeat the process once a day and you should see results within a few weeks. It will work. Many toothpastes are now made with peroxide because of its amazing whitening effects.

Another way hydrogen peroxide can be used in the mouth is to cure a sore throat. There is an old home remedy which consists of fifty percent hydrogen peroxide and fifty percent Listerine that is pretty kick-bum as it also eliminates mouth ulcers. The way to prep up this miracle gargle is to pour 4 oz. of Listerine into a cup and add 4 oz. of hydrogen peroxide. Listerine should be the plain antiseptic version. Cool mint, citrus, or any other fruity or dyed down variations will not be effective. Generic brands can be used as a Listerine substitute, so long as they are also plain antiseptic rinses.

 Mix together the ingredients with a spoon or coffee stirrer. After the hydrogen peroxide and the Listerine have been evenly distributed, place the solution into your mouth and alternate between swishing, holding it still, and gargling it. When swishing move it around from side to side repeatedly for one minute. Then, tilt your head back and use the roof of your mouth in conjunction with your tongue in order to form the gargling motion. Be sure not to swallow and to breath through your nose while doing such. When you have alternated between swishing, gargling, and holding for a total of three minutes, spit the solution out into a nearby sink. Repeat the process if necessary.

Hydrogen Peroxide is one of life's amazing substances. It is one of the few things you can use on a cut, a shirt, and a mouth ulcer. The best thing about it is that it costs less than a dollar in most places. It is a very thrifty way to treat bad breath, discolored teeth, and the average boo-boo.

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