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Effects of Listerine and Vinegar in Eliminating Bacteria in the Mouth

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Evan
Effects of Listerine and Vinegar in Eliminating Bacteria in the MouthConsider using mouthwash as your home oral hygiene practice to eliminate bacteria in your mouth. Using a mouthwash solution and vinegar may also help manage foul smells coming from your mouth due to plaque buildup in your tongue.

Listerine is an oral solution for washing the mouth, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and microorganisms in the saliva. Due to its composition, research has shown that Listerine kills bacteria within 30 seconds of contact with saliva and dental plaque. It's, therefore, an effective solution for bacterial elimination and dental cavity cleaning.

Vinegar contains acetic acid, a natural acid that inhibits the growth of bacterial microorganisms. To come up with a solution, take 1 cup of water and two tablespoons of white or apple cider vinegar, mix and gargle for at least 30 seconds before spitting it out. Bacteria do not thrive in acidic environments; thus, a vinegar mouthwash may inhibit bacterial growth. Besides eliminating bacteria, vinegar gives you a confidential smile and fresh breath.

We can also use vinegar with a combination of green tea, which gives bacteria an unconditional environment, gives you a fresh breath, and reduces foul odor from your mouth.

When To See A Dentist

Bad breath can not only be a sign of bacteria building up in your mouth, but it can also result from an infection or kidney disease. If your remedies are not working for your lousy odor, you can always schedule an appointment with our dentist for further recommendations. Our dentist will also take you through various oral hygiene practices that ensure a pleasing odor in your mouth and are easily accessible. You can also give us a call and arrange for your regular dental checkups.
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