In response to an earlier post, I heard from one of my readers who wrote to describe her experience with hydrogen peroxide—something I’ve written about in the past, but not so much in the context of this reader’s personal report.
Caren’s story and outcome (below) captured my attention, but I needed first to confirm that hydrogen peroxide is safe, reasonable and recommended to be used as a mouthwash. In the process I ran into a whole lot more than I was looking for—so many more uses for hydrogen peroxide around the house—some new some not so new but perhaps forgotten.
Clean your counters, table tops with hydrogen peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour hydrogen peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved hydrogen peroxide as a sanitizer.
The most affordable way to whiten teeth at home (and the remedy supported by the most significant body of research) is the main ingredient from most tooth-whitening products: hydrogen peroxide.
To whiten teeth with hydrogen peroxide: Mix salt, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide to make a paste for brushing your teeth. Not only will this help to reverse the early stages of gingivitis, used regularly, it will also remove stains and whiten your teeth.