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Is it safe to use vinegar for cleaning teeth?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely not

Teeth will demineralize when exposed to an acid environment, with a ph below about 5.
5. Most vinegars don't approach a ph of 5, and some have ph's of as low as 2.4, which would cause significant loss of tooth structure. Vinegar is for salad and for pickling; it is not for teeth.

In brief: Absolutely not

Teeth will demineralize when exposed to an acid environment, with a ph below about 5.
5. Most vinegars don't approach a ph of 5, and some have ph's of as low as 2.4, which would cause significant loss of tooth structure. Vinegar is for salad and for pickling; it is not for teeth.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Do not use vinegar to clean your teeth as it is an acid and prolonged exposure to an acid will erode your teeth! use an ada certified toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush 3x daily, rinse 2x daily with an antiseptic mouthwash for 30 seconds and floss once daily.
Save your vinegar for cooking and kitchen & bathroom cleaning solutions, .

In brief: No

Do not use vinegar to clean your teeth as it is an acid and prolonged exposure to an acid will erode your teeth! use an ada certified toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush 3x daily, rinse 2x daily with an antiseptic mouthwash for 30 seconds and floss once daily.
Save your vinegar for cooking and kitchen & bathroom cleaning solutions, .
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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Vinegar has many health advantages but cleaning teeth is not one of them! due to it being very acidic or low ph it can damage and dissolve enamel which is the first layer of your tooth structure.

In brief: No

Vinegar has many health advantages but cleaning teeth is not one of them! due to it being very acidic or low ph it can damage and dissolve enamel which is the first layer of your tooth structure.
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No!

Vinegar is an acid.
..Acetic acid...Acids weaken and 'dissolve' enamel. As a dentist, i strongly recommend not cleaning your teeth with an acid...Toothpaste works much better ;).

In brief: No!

Vinegar is an acid.
..Acetic acid...Acids weaken and 'dissolve' enamel. As a dentist, i strongly recommend not cleaning your teeth with an acid...Toothpaste works much better ;).
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