How to clean teeth with vinegar

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How to clean teeth with vinegar
Using bicarbonate of soda with vinegar to brush your teeth. (Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Vinegar is a useful substance for keeping teeth clean. Vinegar helps to destroy bacteria-forming plaque and whiten teeth and it has been used for dental hygiene for many years. A half strength solution of vinegar -- apple cider for taste -- mixed with bicarbonate of soda will help eliminate mouth bacteria. Good dental care also involves brushing regularly and using floss to keep the teeth clean.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Distilled water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 10 drops peppermint oil
  • 2 drops cardamom oil

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Instructions

    Vinegar mouthwash

  1. 1

    Fill a small bottle with distilled water. If you cannot find a bottle, use an empty mouthwash container.

  2. 2

    Add 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar to the bottle with distilled water.

  3. 3

    Add five drops of tea tree essential oil, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and two drops of cardamom essential oil.

  4. 4

    Shake the bottle and use it as a mouthwash daily. This will clean your mouth and reduce bad breath. The vinegar will whiten your teeth and help fight any bacteria.

    Vinegar toothpaste

  1. 1

    Mix 3 to 4 tbsp of bicarbonate of soda and glycerine until it forms into a uniform paste resembling toothpaste.

  2. 2

    Add five drops of tea tree essential oil, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and two drops of cardamom essential oil. You may substitute any essential oil.

  3. 3

    Insert the paste into a clean container with a lid or fill an old toothpaste tube.

  4. 4

    Drop a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and drizzle on a little apple cider vinegar. Brush your teeth thoroughly with this solution.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not mix bicarbonate of soda and vinegar in a container and close the lid. When vinegar is mixed with soda, it expands and foams and may burst the container.

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