Words of Wisdom No.5 – Gargle with apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great way to naturally keep teeth clean and white. Gargling with it can be especially helpful for people who have braces because it can help to remove food and bacteria that get caught in-between teeth.

Keeping Teeth Clean with Braces

Many children and teenagers have problems keeping their teeth clean when they have braces. The bands, brackets and wires can make it difficult to remove every particle of food and bacteria. Flossing also poses a challenge. Though it’s important to brush at least twice daily and floss at least once a day, gargling with apple cider vinegar can help keep the mouth clean and free from bacteria. People who choose to straighten their teeth with Invisalign can remove the device while brushing teeth, but they can still benefit from using apple cider vinegar after brushing or eating.

Benefits of Gargling with Apple Cider Vinegar

According to the orthodontist, there are a variety of benefits from gargling with apple cider vinegar, which include:

  • Freshens breath
  • Kills bacteria on and in-between teeth that can cause tooth decay
  • Naturally whitens teeth
  • Removes bacteria from the tongue and inside of the mouth

How to Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar

According to the orthodontist, dilute one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in one-fourth of a cup of water. Next, swish it around the mouth to remove excess food and bacteria from the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterward, it can be gargled for 15 seconds to remove bacteria from the throat. Spit it out in the sink and rinse with water to remove an excess acid from the vinegar that can cause the loss of tooth enamel.

Call Tisseront Orthodontics Today

If you or your child are interested in straighter teeth and improving your smile, call us today. Our professional orthodontics team can examine you or your child and determine the best treatment for you. Our office is proud to specialize in Invisalign. Call us to schedule an appointment today.