What sort of dental dark magic is this?
Bad breath would disappear; teeth would look bright, white and germ-free with just one gargle? No, it’s not black magic. It’s oxygenated mouthwash!
But, What Is An Oxygenated Mouthwash?
This mouthwash kills germs implicated with bad breath with oxygen-infused infused formula. Since bad bacteria thrive in an oxygen-poor environment, they die when exposed to fresh oxygen. The ingredients that naturally inhibit bacterial growth are the following:
- chlorine dioxide
- natural zinc compounds
Some people use hydrogen peroxide as an oxygenated mouthwash. But there are rinses with fresh oxygen that are available in the market.
Here are examples of oxygenated rinses:
Aside from dealing with your bad breath, with its bacteria-killing action, fresh oxygen infused in your mouthwash also delivers the following benefits:
Whitens teeth. It reduces the stains on your tooth’s enamel as the oxygen act as scrubbing bubbles that visibly oxidizes away the stain molecules. Oxygenated rinses are formulated to improve the color of the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) which may have been stained by dark and staining foods and drinks like tea, coffee, and curry dishes. Brushing may not easily remove those stains.
Revitalizes the gums. The rapid release of oxygen kills the anaerobic bacteria that cause infection in the gums. It reduces gum redness, facilitates healing and minor discomfort of swollen, irritated and injured gum. It reduces gum soreness and heals mouth ulcers. Its oxygenating agent also helps fight the following:
- plaque and tartar buildup
- periodontal disease
Prevents periodontal diseases. As it helps reduce infection, oxygenating mouth rinses also prevent gum diseases and its complications. Some oxygenated mouthwashes also have vitamins and minerals to promote gum health.
Treats tonsil stones. The solution removes the dead bacteria and debris that accumulated crypts of your tonsils. With proper swishing of the solution in your mouth, it could eventually eliminate the foul-smelling small white or yellow smelly curds that stick to your tonsil.
Prevents tooth decay. Its anaerobic bacteria-killing action prevents bacteria from growing and accumulating in your tooth structure, thereby preventing dental caries and eventual teeth loss.
Can I make my own oxygenated mouth rinse?
Yes. To make your home-made oxygenating mouthwash—you can fill a clean commercial mouthwash bottle or a glass with 2/3 part of full clean water. Add food-grade, 3-percent hydrogen peroxide to make 1 part peroxide and 2 part water. Add a few pinches of baking soda to a solution; stir until it dissolves. For fresh flavor, you can add a few drops of essential oil such as:
You can also add seasonings like:
- anise seeds
- rosemary leaves
What is your goal of using oxygenating mouthwash?
If you want to keep gum disease at a minimum, prevent infection and tooth loss, this oxygen releasing mouthwash is a good option. But, if you want to get the best value for your oxygenated mouthwash, combine it with oxygenated toothpaste. As a result, your teeth will become whiter, your gum healthier and your breath fresher!
Author: Peter Mayhew
Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.