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Old 09-20-2005, 06:56 AM   #1
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baking soda and peroxide for my tongue

I have a white coat that covers the back of my tongue, I don't know if it's from sleeping with my mouth open or post nasal drip.. but it's there. This morning I tried sprinkling my brush with baking soda, brushed over my tongue, and I wondered what would happen if I then brushed with peroxide.
My tongue bubbled all up, I rinsed out everything with water, and my tongue was completely free of the white layer!!
My question is this:
is it harmful to brush your tongue with peroxide and baking soda? If so, why?

I think I will start using this method since it surprisingly worked so good.

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Old 09-20-2005, 07:04 AM   #2
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Re: baking soda and peroxide for my tongue

From what I know, it isn't a good idea to use straight hydrogen peroxide in your mouth on a regular basis. It can change the bacterial flora in your mouth which can cause some side effects. One of them is brown hairy tongue, which looks just like it sounds. Yuck! Have you tried a tongue scraper? They work quite well, much better than a toothbrush.

Old 09-20-2005, 09:07 AM   #3
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Re: baking soda and peroxide for my tongue

My dental hygentist (can't spell that) said I could use peroxide if I do it two weeks on, then two weeks off. It will affect the bacterial things if used to long at a time. I have been doing that for years now, and have no side affects. Betty

Old 09-20-2005, 09:57 AM   #4
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Re: baking soda and peroxide for my tongue

thank you!

I have a tongue scraper... and it works okay, but I have never gotten my tongue as clean as it was this morning after the peroxide baking soda trick.

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