I have a lot of time on my hands so I started reading the ingredients on all the detergents and cleaners that I have. Oxiclean is made of sodium carbonate and sodium percarbonate (Na2CO3 and Na2CO3*H2O2). I did some online reading about this percarbonate stuff and it turns out that it breaks down into carbonate and oxygen when it's in water. That sounded familiar so I checked my reduction table and found this reaction [tex]O_2 + 2H_2O + 4e^- \rightarrow 4OH^- [/tex] +0.40 volts Oxygen in water makes a fairly strong oxidizer which can probably kill most bacteria. Another thing is that teeth rot away due to acids created by bacteria. After the oyxgen and water reduce, it forms OH which can neutralize any acids present. The oxygen and water would also partially destroy the teeth though. Sites that sell sodium percarbonate for industrial use claim to have between 20%-30% H2O2 in the dry powder. Knowing all this information, would it be a good idea or a bad idea to try brushing my teeth with oxiclean?