Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) contains one more oxygen atom than water (H2O) and is considered primordial for the existence of life on the planet. Abundantly present in the environment, it literally falls from the sky to boost plant life.
The ozone layer is made of three atoms of oxygen (O3), but since ozone is very unstable, it will break down to individual atoms (O). Some of these single oxygen atoms will then attach themselves to the oxygen molecule of falling rain water changing its chemical formula from H2O to H2O2.
Through its oxidation capacities, it’s a natural medication for plants. The farming industry has been using HP to boost crop yields for years!
Bottom line, HP is a natural product and abundantly present in nature. It is also present in your body and is produced by your cells to defend itself from intruders.
Hydrogen peroxide mouthwash, a bacteria’s worst nightmare!
Beneficial bacteria are mostly aerobic, meaning they need oxygen to survive while harmful strands of bacteria are anaerobic, that include cancer cells. That means that they cannot survive in an oxygen environment.
Today, we know that vitamin C for instance fights infections caused by bacteria by producing HP. Your white blood cells also produce HP to kill bacteria and viruses through an oxidation process. HP is the body’s very own super disinfectant!
What does that have to do with chronic bad breath?
Well, 90% of the time, the cause for chronic halitosis is an oral bacterial imbalance. In short, anaerobic bacteria consider your mouth conquered territory! They’ve overrun your defences and will reproduce faster than you can get rid of them through conventional cleaning.
That’s when Hydrogen Peroxide comes into play. Using a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash will help you reconquer your mouth by oxygenating it, eliminating anaerobic bacteria and neutralizing volatile sulphur compounds.
How to make the best mouthwash ever!
Hydrogen Peroxide is available in any drug store anywhere in the world and is dirt cheap. Buy a 3% HP bottle and dilute it in water. Mix it with an equal amount of water (50-50) and that’s it, you’ve got yourself a very effective hydrogen peroxide mouthwash to treat chronic bad breath. Here’s quick guide to how you should proceed to treat halitosis:
Step 1 - Floss Step 2 - Swish and gargle HP mouthwash for 60-90 seconds twice a day Step 3 - Brush
The incredible oxygenating capabilities of HP will eradicate bacteria responsible for bad breath. There are no substitute and HP is FDA approved in 3% solutions for use as a mouthwash.