H202 Mouthwash?

H202 Mouthwash?

You’re teeth aren’t truly clean until bacteria is addressed. And there’s a simple way to take care of that.

An HSI member named George writes: “Can you comment on using hydrogen peroxide on one’s teeth and gums to inhibit periodontal disease?”

As I’ve mentioned in previous e-Alerts, alternative medicine pioneer William Campbell Douglass II, M.D., recommends using a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solution as a mouthwash twice daily. This is an excellent way to neutralize bacteria that develop along the gum line and contribute to periodontitis.

If allowed to build up, bacteria can accumulate in the throat. If the immune system is not functioning at optimum levels, these bacteria may trigger respiratory problems such as pneumonia.

According to several different sources, a mouthwash of H2O2 solution is easy to make. Mix one ounce of 35 percent food-grade hydrogen peroxide with 11 ounces of water. For flavoring, a few drops of liquid chlorophyll can be added. But a word of caution: Do not allow undiluted hydrogen peroxide to come into contact with your skin while mixing the solution.