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How to clean teeth with vinegar

Updated March 23, 2017

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.

Vinegar mouthwash

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Warning

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.

Things You'll 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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Fatima Farakh has been writing professionally since 2001. Her articles have appeared in "The Gazette" newspaper in Maryland and in other publications. Her areas of specialization are health, technology and home improvement. She is currently a copywriter for businesses, including private and public schools and online corporations. She holds an Associate of Arts in journalism and history from Montgomery College.