Words of Wisdom No. 5 – Gargle With Apple Cider Vinegar

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Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Eliminate the Bacteria and Foul Odor from Your Mouth

If you want to eliminate the bacteria from your mouth in a natural way, then gargle with apple cider vinegar. You probably have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cupboard, and this product has mild antibacterial properties to help you rinse away the germs that can lead to halitosis. You can add a small amount of apple cider vinegar to the cold or warm water to rinse your mouth after consuming pungent foods such as garlic or fish. Vinegar is also a deodorizer, and by rinsing your mouth with this substance, you can get rid of the foul odor from smelly foods.

Soothe a Sore Throat by Gargling With Apple Cider Vinegar

If you have a sore throat, then gargling with apple cider vinegar can destroy the pathogens that are making your feeling sick. This is an old-fashioned home remedy that many individuals used before store-bought mouthwashes were available. Make sure to ask your orthodontist about the safety of using apple cider vinegar to soothe a sore throat or for rinsing your mouth because some types of braces require specialized care to protect the items from erosion or discoloration. If you wear Invisalign aligners, then you can remove the devices while you are gargling to reduce the discomfort in your sore throat.

Call McDermott Orthodontics Today

Dr. Michael McDermott is an orthodontist in Minnesota who cares about your overall health, and he can give you advice about reducing the pain of a sore throat while you are wearing Invisalign aligners or any type of braces. Contact one of these offices today to schedule an appointment:

• Brainerd – 218-829-1630
• Pequot Lakes – 218-568-5600
• Delano – 763-972-4444
• Baxter – 218-829-1630

In addition to using the iTero system to design your Invisalign aligners, Dr. McDermott offers free consultations to his patients.