Hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash: Colgate Peroxyl
If using hydrogen peroxide for mouth wash was really so great, wouldn’t someone make a commercial mouthwash using it?
Apparently the answer is “yes”, and more than one company has done so. In some of the products, hydrogen peroxide is the main active ingredient, while in other products there are several active ingredients, and peroxide is just one of these.
Colgate Peroxyl Antiseptic Oral Cleanser is one of the type that use hydrogen peroxide as the main active ingredient. What’s more, Colgate says that peroxide is good for a number of kinds of irritations and sores – that is what this mouthwash is for.
Does seeing a commercial product made from hydrogen peroxide make you more likely to think swishing your mouth with it is a good idea?
The page is interesting. Here are some things I noted:
What’s in Colgate Peroxyl Mouthwash?
Hydrogen peroxide (1.5%) is the only active ingredient listed.
There are also a bunch of other inactive ingredients, including sweeteners and coloring.
For me, those are good reasons not to buy the product, but to use hydrogen peroxide. I’d rather not have the sweeteners and coloring. If you want to approximate the product, use 1.5% hydrogen peroxide.
But, I should mention, some people dislike the taste of peroxide, so maybe the sweeteners and such would have some redeeming value in that case.
The user comments about the product are very interesting, even though there are only a couple comments. (They are near the bottom of the page.)
Summary: Unless you really prefer the taste or presentation of the product to plain hydrogen peroxide, it seems easier to just use hydrogen peroxide for mouthwash, and dilute to whatever concentration you want from 1% to 3%. But if you dislike the taste of hydrogen peroxide, it may be worth trying a product made with peroxide as the main ingredient or as one of several active ingredients.
Colgate Peroxyl Products
Note: these 2 products have separate customer reviews (so, to read customer comments, be sure to look at both products). Reviews are near the bottom of each page.