Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash: What Makes it Better Than Regular Mouthwash?
As discussed in our previous blog post, most generic mouthwash products do more harm to the mouth than they do good. This is because they are formulated from ingredients like alcohol, poloxamer 407, parabens and sodium saccharin - none of which actually benefit oral health. This begs the question, what is the alternative? The answer is hydrogen peroxide mouthwash.
And the name suggests, hydrogen peroxide mouthwash is formulated using hydrogen peroxide - which is water with an extra oxygen
Hydrogen peroxide works as an antiseptic by releasing oxygen when it comes into contact with tissues. This is why
it is used in mouthwash - because this oxygenation helps to kill harmful bacteria, heal wounded gum tissue, prevent biofilm formation and
balance the microbes in the mouth.
Even though it doesn’t feature in most mouthwashes, hydrogen peroxide has been used in dentistry for over 80 years.
It has been found to prevent plaque and gingivitis and aids in healing mouth and gum infections by preventing the multiplication of
anaerobic bacteria. Unlike regular mouthwash, which destroys the balance of microbes in the mouth and often
inflames, irritates or harms oral tissues, hydrogen peroxide mouthwash benefits the oral environment.
One of the main benefits of hydrogen peroxide mouthwash is that it is an oxygenating mouthwash - meaning it supplies oxygen to
This oxygen supply is especially beneficial in ridding the mouth of harmful anaerobic (low oxygen) bacteria, as this bacteria cannot survive
in an aerobic (high oxygen) environment. Thus, oxygenating mouthwash is very effective in combatting plaque
build-up, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Oxygenation also helps heal and repair oral tissues, making it
particularly beneficial for those recovering from any form of oral disease or surgery. This is another benefit of oxygenating mouthwash.
Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash for the Gums
Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontal disease are driven by bacterial and
parasitic infection of the gums. Preventing or stopping gum disease is all about creating an oral environment where these harmful bacteria
and parasites struggle to survive. Hydrogen peroxide mouthwash - due to its oxygenating properties - creates an
environment in which it is difficult for these bacteria and parasites to survive. Thus,
hydrogen peroxide mouthwash benefits gum health.
Our Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash: The Brushing Solution
Formulated from a blend of hydrogen peroxide, oil of cloves, organic aloe vera and peppermint oil, The Brushing Solution is an all natural hydrogen peroxide mouthwash. Importantly, it has been balanced to a pH of 7 to alleviate acidity and restore alkalinity to the mouth. By contrast, an acidic environment encourages the proliferation of bad bacteria.
Its unique blend of ingredients is designed to serve the following functions:
- Create an alkaline oral environment
- Restore the balance of microbes
- Oxygenate the mouth
- Prevent biofilm formation
Protect teeth from decay
Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Recipe - The Brushing Solution
The Brushing Solution was formulated by Dr Eric Davis - a world-renowned biological dentist - who was unsatisfied with other mouthwash products on the market. Hydrogen peroxide is the most important ingredient in our mouthwash recipe, but several other ingredients work with it to create a healthy oral environment.
Hydrogen peroxide has been used in dentistry for over 80 years and has been found to prevent plaque and gingivitis and aids the healing of mouth and gum infections as it prevents the multiplication of anaerobic bacteria.
Oil of Cloves
Cloves contain the most powerful germicidal agent - eugenol - as well as the antimicrobial agent, caryophyllene.
These components aid in killing microscopic parasites and stopping the formation of biofilm.
Organic Aloe Vera
Aloe vera soothes wounds and abrasions, protects sores, restores mucosa, hydrates and replenishes, and supplies moisture directly to damaged tissue.
Studies show that peppermint is effective in reducing oral pathogens - particularly those related to gum disease. It also freshens breath and provides natural flavour.
How to Use Our Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash
The Brushing Solution is a dual-action product - working as both a toothpaste and a mouthwash. It can be used for daily brushing of the teeth as well as a mouthwash. To learn more about using The Brushing Solution, watch the video below, which explains how to perform our oral healthcare protocol.