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Is your mouthwash safe for your teeth?

Is Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Harmful for Teeth?

Excerpts from an article by Eleni Roumeliotou

Hydrogen peroxide is praised for its antiseptic and healing properties. In fact, there is a new urban myth proclaiming that hydrogen peroxide is universally beneficial for all the body organs and tissues.

Regarding dental health, this couldn’t be further from the truth as evidence shows that hydrogen peroxide is actually toxic for the cells in the inner part of the teeth, also known as the dental pulp. Without a doubt, hydrogen peroxide does a really good job at bleaching and disinfecting teeth; hydrogen peroxide- based bleaching gels are essential for dentists and there is solid evidence demonstrating the efficacy of these protocols.

On the other hand, …The problem with hydrogen peroxide is that it has a cytotoxic effect on the dental pulp cells, which means that it literally kills them. A study published in 2013 in the Journal of Endodontics shows that even low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide trigger molecular mechanisms in pulp cells, which activate programmed cell death.

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So my question is, have you checked the label of your mouthwash recently?  Is it safe to swallow?  If not, then why would you want to rinse your mouth with it?  Fact of the matter is, the tissues in your mouth absorb nutrients and toxins very quickly.  Think “sublingual”!  One thing I love about Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash is that I can rinse my mouth with it to freshen my breath and kill germs, but then swallow it and the benefits reach all the way down my throat!  How great is that!!!!

To learn more about Young Living products, please visit my website and contact me.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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