In recent years, apple cider vinegar has gained popularity as a home remedy. It has been used in medicine and cooking for centuries. It is believed to be effective in treating a range of health problems, including high cholesterol, high blood sugar, obesity, and high blood tension. It’s also said to help with
Apple cider vinegar is good for the body because it contains nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Apple cider vinegar can be added to salad dressings, sauces, and marinades.
Some people also drink apple cider vinegar diluted with hot or cold water. There are also gummies, pills, tablets, and powders. You can use diluted apple cider vinegar externally, in hair rinses, baths, and wet wraps. There are currently no dosage recommendations for apple cider vinegar due to the lack of research.
Apple cider vinegar is known to have antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-oral biofilm effects. Oral biofilms are also called dental plaque. They consist of a layer of bacteria that sticks to the tooth surface. It could reduce the amount of plaque on teeth, in theory. However, there are no clinical trials to prove this.
This includes the soft tissues in our mouth as well as our teeth and tooth enamel. This includes our teeth, as well as enamel.
Teeth and acids
The hardest tissue of the human body is enamel, which is a mineralized substance. The crown of the tooth is covered by enamel. Dentin is the major portion of our tooth, located beneath the enamel. The dentin, which is a similar hard tissue to bone, has a direct link to the dental pulp, the nerves, and the blood vessel-filled center of the tooth.
Apple cider vinegar can cause tooth erosion because it is acidic. Shutterstock/ThamKC
The enamel protects our teeth against chewing and biting as well as from hot and cold temperatures and chemicals that could be damaging. Even though some substances, such as acids, are not harmful to the enamel, they can damage it over time if in contact with teeth for a long period. Acids can dissolve, soften minerals, and cause enamel to thin over time. It is particularly important to brush your teeth after an acid attack or chew on hard food. This can speed up enamel erosion.
Our teeth can become more sensitive when vinegar acids erode enamel. The dentin underneath the enamel layer is more sensitive because it has a direct link to our nerves. This can cause them to react to cold or hot foods, drinks, and sweets. When the enamel is completely eroded and the dentin layer exposed, teeth can deteriorate and wear out faster.