OxyFile #326

Chronic treatment with hydrogen peroxide. Is it safe?


Author:   Weitzman SA; Weitberg AB; Niederman R; Stossel TP

Source:   J Periodontol 1984 Sep; 55(9):510-1

Abstract:

The regular application of hydrogen peroxide to gingival 
tissues is becoming widely used as part of dental hygiene. 
Since hydrogen peroxide can be toxic under certain experimental 
conditions, proof of both safety and efficacy of its chronic 
administration should be available before prescription 
to the general public.