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Apple cider vinegar -- a home remedy for whiter teeth

For white pearl-like teeth, gargle with apple cider vinegar daily. This natural remedy really works!

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti |Published : December 30, 2014 3:31 PM IST

Apple cider vinegar has acquired the reputation of a wonder cure for its amazing health benefits. Made from fermented apples, it is rich in pectins, healthy enzymes and essential minerals. Known to be a reliable natural remedy for many health ailments, apple cider vinegar can be used to whiten teeth at home.

What makes apple cider vinegar good for teeth whitening?

Apple cider vinegar acts as a powerful cleansing agent with a very mild action. It also helps to maintain the pH balance in the acidic range, thereby brightening your smile. It is known not only to remove stains to whiten teeth but also to kill gum disease causing bacteria in your mouth. Read about 7 tips for whiter, shinier teeth.

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How to use apple cider vinegar for teeth whitening?

Dilute apple cider vinegar with water (half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar solution to a cup of water) and gargle in the morning. Brush as usual after you gargle. Do this regularly to get rid of stains on teeth and whiten them. Here are home remedies for all your oral health problems.

Tips to keep in mind

  • Always shake the bottle before use as the essential compounds are present at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Remember to dilute the solution prior to using it as it is acidic in nature and may harm your teeth if used in the undiluted form.
  • Avoid using excess vinegar, not more than once a day, on your teeth as it may weaken the enamel.

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