Just like many other “natural” remedies, the use of apple cider vinegar is currently taking off as a powerful remedy for many ailments. While still in its early stages, there are a lot of people finding it useful. Some of the more common uses include toothpaste and mouthwash.

There’s little doubt that bacteria and plaque do a lot to build up a person’s mouth. Along with food that has gone bad, it’s little wonder that many people struggle with an unhealthy mouth. The mouth can be very irritated by chewing gum, sucking on straws, or even eating too fast.

One way to clear your mouth of these elements is to brush with apple cider vinegar. This is used in dental mouthwashes because it helps with tooth decay. If you brush with vinegar, you’ll get more of the substance into your mouth. It’s also good to avoid chewing gum.

Another way to use cider vinegar to clean your mouth is to dip cotton balls in it. They’ll help get all the dirt and grime out of your mouth. It’s important to rinse them before flossing.

Tea tree oil is another natural compound that you can find in stores that will help clean your mouth of bacteria and cavities. But instead of tea tree oil, many people are using apple cider vinegar. Some recommend it and some do not.

There’s a good reason why. It works, but it may not be right for you. Before you use it, though, make sure you understand why it works and the differences between natural remedies and over-the-counter products.

You may have heard that vinegar is the active ingredient. It’s not true. Instead, it’s a combination of acids and salts. The good thing about the acids is that they won’t cause any harm to your mouth, unlike the harmful chemicals in common toothpaste.

The proper amount of the acids is going to be determined by the type of bacteria that are in your mouth. It’s possible to use too much acid and strip the bacteria away. The last thing you want is to ruin your good taste in everything. So take it slow and keep your mouth and toothbrush safe from damage.

Natural toothpaste is fine if you already have regular toothpaste. The best ones are all-natural. And you want to use them as directed since they’re supposed to be used several times a day.

But how can you tell if a product is really suitable for you? With natural remedies, you don’t want to use too much and risk poisoning your mouth. It’s better to use the appropriate amount of vinegar in the correct amount of time.

Toothpaste for example should never be used as often as toothpaste is recommended. And while the mouthwash might have been approved, it’s not for two or three uses in a day. It’s only for oral care products that you use regularly.