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Can hydrogen peroxide be used as a mouthwash on a daily basis?

Can hydrogen peroxide be used as a mouthwash on a daily basis? Are there any long term side affect?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Feb 2010
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Dentist 's  Response
Hydrogen peroxide mouth rinse is used only in specific gingival conditions and for a specific period of time. Normally a chlorhexidine or a fluoride mouth rinse can be used on a daily basis.
Answered: Sat, 2 Jul 2011
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Dentist Dr. Akash Prasad's  Response
Hydrogen peroxide shouldnt be used as mouthwash on a regular basis, even prolonged use of chlorhexidine can stain your teeth... better option can be alcohol based mouth rinses like colgate plax or listerine...
Answered: Fri, 16 Sep 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

Dailly???No idea..take opinion of dentist on it..i dont think its safe for daily use, it might affect teeth and gums in the long run...who asked you to use it and for what purpose?//

Answered: Fri, 26 Feb 2010
Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
welcome to health care magic,
hydrogen peroxide can bleach your teeth if you will use it daily, as it is used in special cases..
have other available mouthwashes,, but do not use them for very long, or they will stain your teeth,gums and tongue.
thank you
Answered: Sat, 17 Sep 2011
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  User's Response
Hydrogen peroxide can be used only if its a chronic case of gum abscess or abscess at the tip of the root of a tooth.In long standing cases where we suspect the involvement of anaerobic organisms.Its sometimes used to remove tobacco stains from teeth.It can also be used to do RCT of chronic dead(non vital) teeth.
Answered: Sat, 6 Aug 2011
Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Sourav's  Response
dont take it continuously for max. more than a suggestion
rather use other antimicrobial mouthwash.....
hydrogen peroxide can be used some very few times only,bt not for a longer duration
Answered: Sat, 6 Aug 2011
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Dentist Dr. Sushil Babu's  Response
hydrogen peroxide can be used as an oral rinse in specific conditions only
so never take them regularly ,,,specifically if ur not seeing a dentist on a regular basis
try using mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine on a regular basis they r more compatible with dailly use
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Answered: Thu, 26 May 2011
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  User's Response
hi welcome to HCM.Hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash will kill bacteria and viruses in your mouth.Gargling with hydrogen peroxide will get the hydrogen peroxide in contact with the back of you mouth and throat. The longer you gargle, the more time it has to kill germs. you should not swallow this.for daily usage you have to ask your dental doctor.
Answered: Sat, 6 Aug 2011
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