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Sodium Percarbonate in waterpik is helping

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Sodium Percarbonate in waterpik is helping

Postby hope4now » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:04 pm

Haven't posted in awhile; here's an update that I hope will help some people.

I've been putting a small amount (< 1/8 tsp) of sodium percarbonate (SPC) in my oral irrigator (waterpik) each morning. SPC is the active ingredient in OxyClean laundry additives. Most grocery stores have the generic version which is cheaper. It basically becomes hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in water, but SPC is cheaper and it's easier to travel with a powder. I bought the pure chemical on Amazon but the generic "laundry oxidizer" SPC from the store is just as effective. Make sure the main or only ingredient is SPC without any dies or perfumes. Sodium carbonate is sometimes another ingredient, which acts as a water softener.

I also use this stuff in my laundry. That's where I got the idea to put it in my mouth rinse. Just rinsing with it might be effective too, but the waterpik gets it under the gumline better. I also spray the gums where my wisdom teeth used to be since that is another place where the bacteria like to hide.

Before I tried SPC, I put xylitol in the rinse which seemed to help for awhile but got less effective over time. I still got odors around the gumline of certain teeth when I flossed at night. Since adding SPC to the rinse, the odors are gone, even if I skip a day. I've been using it now for 6 months with no sign of it getting less effective or any side effects. In the past I tried some of those chlorine dioxide "solutions" which had terrible side effects for me like dry hard skin patches on my fingers.

I think it's more of a "management system" than a cure. The gumline odor comes back eventually if I go too long (haven't really tested how long) but it seems to keep it under control which is how I measure its effectiveness. I've been feeling less self conscious about my bb at work and socially although I'm still wary about potential reactions or talking too close, mostly out of habit.

One caveat especially for people who have mercury amalgam fillings or gold crowns (that absorb mercury from amalgams), be sure to rinse and brush very well after using SPC or H2O2. It is known to cause mercury vapor to be released from the fillings. I'm very sensitive to mercury. I had all of my mercury fillings removed a long time ago but I still have gold crowns that release mercury that they absorbed from the amalgams.

Here's more info on that subject: https://healthfully.com/peroxide-cannot ... 33488.html

SPC and H2O2 should be rinsed well even without mercury fillings since it is an oxidizer that creates free radicals. I rinse with tap water 3 times and then brush with toothpaste afterwards to get rid of the H2O2 taste.




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Re: Sodium Percarbonate in waterpik is helping

Postby Ana » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:02 pm

whats is wrong with your gumline, what has the dentist told you about your gums?

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Re: Sodium Percarbonate in waterpik is helping

Postby hope4now » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:54 am

whats is wrong with your gumline, what has the dentist told you about your gums?


I get cleanings every 6 months. The hygienist says there's some gingivitis but not serious gum disease (periodontitis).

That's where the bb germs seem to hang out if I don't use the waterpik with SPC.

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Re: Sodium Percarbonate in waterpik is helping

Postby hope4now » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:34 am

I'm starting to see some tooth decay at the gum line, so maybe this stuff has some side effects after all. I may have to cut back to once a week. I'll see what the dentist says at my next checkup in January.

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Re: Sodium Percarbonate in waterpik is helping

Postby winter » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Did you have nasal BB? Was there any improvement immediately after a dentist cleaned your teeth?



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