How do I use bleach as a mouthwash?

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How do I use bleach as a mouthwash?
Bad breath is embarrassing. (Getty Creative)

When treating a patient plagued with severe bad breath or gum disease, a dentist might recommend using a bleach and water mouth rinse. As long as you aren't overly sensitive to bleach and make sure you get the proportions right, this mixture is safe to use on a regular basis.

Things you need

  • Bleach
  • Measuring cup
  • Tablespoon
  • Sealable plastic container

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  1. 1

    Measure 360 ml (1.5 cups) of water and pour into the sealable plastic container.

  2. 2

    Measure 18 ml (1 tbsp) of bleach and pour into the sealable plastic container with the water.

  3. 3

    Stir the water and bleach together thoroughly.

  4. 4

    Rinse mouth with 18 ml (1 tbsp) of the bleach and water mixture for 20 seconds. Spit the mixture out after 20 seconds, being careful not to swallow any.

  5. 5

    Rinse mouth thoroughly with clean water for 30 seconds and spit.

  6. 6

    Repeat rinse with the bleach and water mixture every other day to keep mouth clean and fight gum disease.

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