One of the most common household items is hydrogen peroxide. Most people have a bottle under their sink, in a first aid kit or next to their cleaning supplies. Hydrogen peroxide is a simple mixture of oxygen and water that has a variety of uses. If you have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide lying around you should pull it out because you can also use it in your oral hygiene routine.
Hydrogen Peroxide Can Clean and Whiten Your Teeth
Of course the best way to whiten your teeth is to get them cleaned and whitened at the dentist, but sometimes you may need a quick fix in between dental appointments. A great way to whiten your teeth is to use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda as toothpaste. Don’t do this too often as it may be too abrasive, but done occasionally it has great whitening effects. You can also gargle a small capsule of hydrogen peroxide in your mouth which will heal any canker sores and brighten your teeth as well.
Besides being beneficial for your teeth, hydrogen peroxide is great to keep around because it has a number of other uses. You can use hydrogen peroxide to:
- Clean off organic vegetables that may have bugs or soil on them
- Clean off kitchen counter and tables
- Heal cuts, infections, or scrapes
- Lighten hair color
Hydrogen peroxide is a great product but does not replace the need for regular dental visits. Make sure you never swallow hydrogen peroxide because it can be harmful to you. Contact Greenspoint Dental with any questions you have on how to whiten or brighten your smile. We have general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry to help you get the smile you deserve.