We are grateful that Dr. Yong, a dentist from London, wrote to us recently elucidating the subject.
Dr. Yong writes, "Warning - Taking cider vinegar by sipping it during the day may very well help cure some of these allergies, however, it will ruin the enamel on the teeth to such an extent that it may be lost entirely. As a dentist I have seen the effects of regular acid intake whether it be carbonated water or a natural acid like lemon juice - yes very cleansing to the system, but a disaster in the mouth. It leads to very costly mouth rehabilitation which can cost thousands of pounds. The first thing patients will usually notice is yellowing of the teeth and sensitivity as the enamel is lost. I am very much into holistic medicine and am training as a homeopath so understand when people wish to look for alternatives to self cure, however be aware that regular intake of vinegars and other acids will have deleterious oral effects!"
Terri from Prospect, OR agrees: "I just want to let you know that I agree with the dentist. I started drinking vinegar water 3 years ago all day long like you, and my teeth start going bad, since then I drink a glass in the morning as tea and then brush my teeth no more problems with my teeth."
1. Never drink ACV straight.. always drink it well diluted with water.
2. Immediately rinse your mouth well with water after drinking ACV. Don't brush your teeth right away as that may grind the vinegar into the enamel.
3. Do not drink it in combination with anything sweet like honey, juice or Gatorade. We have the feeling the combination is lethal on the teeth.
4. Possibility: Drink ACV with a straw at the back of the throat slowly. The trick is to not let the liquid touch your teeth.
another chicken &^*^ scare tactics from the establishment trolls! I dont know anyone who drinks acv all day long or drinks it straight! I wonder when they are going to issue a warning against purified water! Of course they wont mention flouride!
It is acidic like coca cola and if you drank enough to take the enamel of of your teeth then you might have a problem...but i can only drink a tablespoon or two a day and it probably never touches my teeth.... whew ...I am trying to get it down as fast as I can.... I have seen that warning before and I would like to see if you soaked a set of teeth in Coke & another in ACV, which would take the enamel away first... I know people who drink a liter of Coke a day...& considr themselves normal but if you did that with ACV...wooo...yikes...
I HAVE seen recommendations for sipping it throughout the day and also for drinking it with honey. I can well imagine it could eat the enamel off your teeth.
I don't think the original message is intended to put anyone off of taking acv, just to be careful of it on your teeth.
I also see people recommending brushing your teeth with hydrogen peroxide but I really wish somebody had warned me not to do it with mercury fillings. And some of the curezone readers (ok, me) get so excited about trying something we read about here that we do go overboard and need to see what can happen if we drink acv all the day.
I want to know all the benefits of acv but I also want to know the pitfalls. I want to know the benefits of Epsom Salts but I also want to know what will happen if I take two tablespoons and go to work.
Taking anything beyond moderation, without checking in with your body, could lead to unwanted results. If I had a life threatening disease, I might take more ACV then I do but I only use ACV to get myself back in alignment.
Following anything blindly and not taking a look inside to see if it is right for you is not the way to do anything in my estimation. Living a conscious life, everything we let enter our body through our eyes, ears, mouth, and skin will change us... but consciously we should pay close attention to changes that occur to us to give us a chance to detoxify our bodies of unwanted cchemicals, spirits, etc...... Detoxing gives our body the wrong signals sometimes though... ACV attempts to rid the body of conatinants and contaminants fight back to keep there place in our body..There can be some negative affects from an ACV detox but all in all, I believe ACV is one of the most simple and safe ways to restore my hair, skin, & internal flora to bring it back to a healthy place...but I sure wouldn't go out on a limb and say it is for everyone...
We are all an accumulation of chemicals swimming around in our body and to me, ACV seems to neutralize the acidic chemicals that I have within me. I do not drink acv every day though...only when my body feels the need...when my stomach flora seems a bit off...or I get some mucus backing up... if my hair becomnes dry...if my skin starts to get too oily... Anyway..that is my way of determining if I need ACV. I quit taking ACV when I see the mucus backing off, healthy hair...my tuffy feels better, etc...We all need to beware protocols that may be great for everyone but us...We are the accumulation of so many chemicals that what saves my life may kill you...but I dobt that ACV has ever killed anyone... It would take a strong will to swallow enough ACV to do any harm in my opinion but I guess it could be done...