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Is apple cider vinegar bad for tooth enamel

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Risks: Some people use a couple of teaspoons in other liquids such as juices as a reported way to control weight and improve their mood. Even if this were th... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
If the oral surgeon: did not restrict your diet then it should be perfectly fine.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: But the acid helps decay-producing bacteria rot your teeth. Best way to whiten, have your Dentist supervise.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Waste of time: If apple cider vinegar could be used, there would be no need for all the OTC and professionally applied products, right? The vinegar is acidic and can... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not recommended: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whiten... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pretty Acidic: Are you rinsing you mouth well with water immediately following having the vinegar in your mouth?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin BLACK
Hepatology 60 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, it probably is bad to be taken by person with established liver disease.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Some meds: Calcium, B-6, tetracycline, some anti-diabetic drugs, quinolones, levodopa, and phenytoin are medications that are suggested NOT to be taken when eati... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Should be safe: Like everything, apple cider vinegar can have side effects. It may weaken tooth enamel. There was a single report of a woman developing osteoporosis &... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably OK: Douching is not recommended, as it can predispose to infections, and to ectopic pregnancies. However, dryness is not a symptom of these problems, so ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Unknown: Washing the hair with soap removes less oil from the hair, washing the hair with shampoo removes more oil. Your beautician can give you more advice.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
ACV: Apple cider vinegar(ACV) has acetic acid that can improve digestion. SIgns of low acid and high acid are similar so you may be having low acid and nee... Read More

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