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Gum Diseases

Kean`s (?) treatment

10/24/2005

Question:

Is making a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, rubbing it into the gums still considered a no-no in the treatment of gum disease?

Answer:

Yes...It is not recommended. This is mainly due to uncontrolled erosion/abrasion of tooth structure and soft tissue trauma. It generally causes de-epithelization (the superficial layer covering the gums is traumatized and separated from underlying connective tissue). It also causes sensitive teeth and gums due to similar reasons if used for a longer period.  

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Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University