Mouth hygene

How to Gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: December 4, 2017
How to Gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide

If you are looking for effective solutions to heal small wounds in the mouth and disinfect them, nothing works better than hydrogen peroxide. In addition to speed healing and the healing of lesions, it is perfect for protecting the health of teeth and gums. It fights against bacteria and microbes that can put you at risk. Also, it is noted that using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash is beneficial for combating bad breath. Pay attention to the following OneHowto article which shows you step by step how to gargle with hydrogen peroxide.

Steps to follow:


Before gargling with hydrogen peroxide, it is essential that you wash well the entire oral cavity and you brush your teeth so they are clean and free of plaque. Also floss to remove any food debris left between your teeth. Thus, subsequent disinfection with hydrogen peroxide, will be 100% effective and you will notice the results immediately.

How to Gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide - Step 1

It is important that you consider that it is only recommended to use a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide when you use it as a mouthwash. This is a very strong product which in excess cannot be good and also should always be diluted with water to avoid damaging the gums or leave white marks.


Thus, for diluting hydrogen peroxide you just have to add the tablespoon of it in a glass filled halfway with bottled water and, if possible, of weak mineralization. This is what is most effective and the healing properties of hydrogen peroxide will remain in perfect condition.

It is not advisable to use tap water because it will subtract properties and you will have to apply the remedy more consistently or for much longer to get results.


Once you have the prepared mixture, you just have to use it as if it were a mouthwash. Take a generous sip and gargle with the hydrogen peroxide for at least 5 minutes. It is best that start around the area in which the wound is to treat mouth sores or to disinfect it completely and heal much faster.

How to Gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide - Step 4

In the case of mouth sores which cause you pain and discomfort, you should know that oxygenated water is not the only product that can help you heal it. There are others like baking soda, salt, ice or yogurt that are also effective.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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  • Oxygenated water can be bought at any drugstore or supermarket.
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