Thursday, January 26, 2017

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For Your Teeth?

I was writing an article about the disadvantages of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for our February newsletter and I learned that although ACV has many health advantages it can lead to many long-term problems if its not used properly. One of the major problems was the effect on your teeth.

ACV is acidic just like soda and juice so when undiluted ACV comes in contact with your teeth it wears down the tooth enamel causing cavities and can even cause burns on the inside of the mouth. Consuming ACV already leaves the mouth in a dangerous position but using ACV as a mouthwash is even worse.

*Fun fact: ACV acidity is just under stomach and battery acid acidity!

If consuming ACV, be responsible by limiting your intake to only 2 TBS per day and remember to always dilute it into a solution of 1 Part ACV to 5-10 Parts water.

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