Aug 27, 2016
Natural treatments for mouth acid require specific remedies that balance the pH in the mouth. Apple cider vinegar and baking soda help alkalize as well as neutralize the environment in the mouth and offer relief from additional acid in the mouth. Some supplements may also help eliminate acid mouth.
What is Mouth Acid?
Several conditions cause the presence or taste of acid in the mouth. One of the most common is acid reflux, which causes the stomach acid to flow backward from the stomach up and into the throat and mouth.
Excess acid in the mouth presents a number of symptoms including a sour taste in the mouth, bad breath, difficulty swallowing, choking, trouble breathing, irritation of the throat and coughing or burning in the throat. Additional causes may include nutritional deficiency, candidiasis, anxiety, depression, hormonal changes and others.
Natural Oral Health Remedies
The mouth is a complex environment that is susceptible to a variety of conditions. Proper oral health care incorporates proper teeth brushing techniques, flossing, mouth washing and others oral hygiene practices. Eliminating acid in the mouth, however, requires supplemental practices including apple cider vinegar, baking soda and alpha lipoic acid.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a natural, nutrient-rich compound. When taken daily as a tonic, apple cider vinegar works to alkalize and level acidity in the body. This effective home remedy is also effective at eliminating additional acid in the mouth.
A natural compound, baking soda has been used for years as a safe cleaner and baking additive. It also has found purpose in use as a natural health treatment. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate rather, helps regulate pH, avoiding an imbalance of acid and alkalinity in the body.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid is natural chemical that functions much like a vitamin. An effective antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid balances the levels of vitamins and minerals in the body and regulates the buildup of other toxins in the body.
Mouth acid is often the result of other health conditions. Nonetheless, natural treatment options can balance the body and eliminate excess acid as well as other comorbid conditions.
Remedies for Mouth Acid
I have had a bad taste for about 15 years. Have had 3 MRIs and 3 CT scans and many rounds of antibiotics to no avail. Two days of 1tbsp. Apple cider vinegar/ 1 tsp. Baking soda in a cup of boiling water sipped and amazingly the bad taste is gone!
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Posted by N Golam (Cherry Hill, NJ) on 12/24/2007
re: Apple Cider Vinegar Dose. About tongue and mouth acid issues! Two tablespoons [ACV] and baking soda!!!! It doesn't work that way... Ted thinks that because the human body works best in a slightly alkaline condition then his food should also be alkaline. In fact this is patently false. Some foods actually alkalize the body when consumed in their naturally acidic form. ACV is one such food. A little research on this subject would quickly settle this issue for you. His main problem is dosage. Some people think 'more is better' but in this case it is not true. The correct dose is one teaspoon per cup! So forget the baking soda, its proper use is to make baked goods lighter.
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Posted by Jenna (Saint Louis, Mo) on 02/11/2015
READ THIS: Hi every one. I felt compelled to write in hopes of maybe helping others. I am still quite young but about 4 years ago I started having the worst acid taste in my mouth my diet consisted of basically sugar and I never took multi vitamins. This lasted for over 3 years of much suffering. I had other health issues, such as vaginal infections. I often had fevers and chills, and of coarse this acid taste in my mouth. Finally I figured out I had CANDIDA. wreaking havoc on my entire body.
I started drinking Apple Cider Vinegar in my water. and day and night I also drink 1/4rth of a teaspoon of Baking Soda in my water. I drink it seperatly. I reccomend not mixing them together. Can be drunk at the same time just not in the same cup. I have since been cured of the acid taste in my mouth! But not without getting over 11 cavities in my mouth!!
Acidity in your mouth is part of a bigger issue going on in your body. If you have taken anti biotics before, or have a diet high in carbs or crave sugar you most likely have Candida. It makes you super tired and brain fog I encouage you to please educate yourselves on Candida.
The ACV and Baking soda WORKS , remember disease cannot thrive in an alkaline enviroment. and our bodies our much healthier at an alkaline state. If you have acid taste in your mouth you would benefit from ACV and Baking Soda. If you start to feel tired that means you have Candida, and it's a GOOD THING. This is called a "DIE OFF REACTION" and is the Candida dying off in your body. No worries, every one must go through this but keep at it with the ACV and Baking Soda!
Posted by Lindsay P (Ripon, North Yorkshire, England) on 05/25/2010
What a great website this is. Has anyone experience of 'burning mouth syndrome'? Looking at symptoms I think I may have this although not much research seems to have been done about why and remedies. Seems to affect mainly middle aged women.
If anyone has any remedies that would be fantastic. Thank you for any help
EC: We just created a new section for Burning Mouth Syndrome here: http://earthclinic.com/cures/burning-mouth-syndrome.html. You will find a few remedy suggestions in that section!
Posted by Carol (Fairfield, CT)
I am using oatmeal/steel cut (cup) morning with cinnamon and soy milk. Lo fat chicken broth with instant Barley (1/2 cup added to soup) for lunch. When I get hungry I have plain yogurt. I take udo encyme 2 capsules before each meal, and 1/4 cup aloe before all big meals. I have suffered all my life with GERD and acid mouth. This has not been easy because I like white wine. I have 2 glasses at least 3-4 times a week. This diet has soothed my sore stomach. I tried everything and this works. It is inexpensive and healthy!!I also had hpylori, and there is scar tissue from 2 ulcers.
It cured that rotten taste in my mouth. I have had to go on a food regimen because I know that everything I eat sends me to the moon with the burping. If you took a match to me I would blow sky high. I got several books from library and found the food we eat today and the additives in them are not good for we who have stomach problems. Barley is used in most of my meals. Enzyme capsules and aloe drink helps so much also. My dad died from stomach cancer when I was young. We think that this may have been his problem too.
I do not eat candy I did not like the acid taste in mouth. The candy would increase discomfort!! Eating right is the key. After reading comments from people, many of them are taking too many drs prescriptions that is damaging to the liver. Barley, oatmeal, fat free soup, rye crisp (snacks) Aloe vera drinks, and Enzymes at least 2 before each meal. I also take a 1/2 lemon juice and 1/2 tes baking soda and glass water, to stop belching.. It will not cure the Gerd, but it will ease any stomach problems. I was tested in Lenox Hill Hospital to measure the acid level in system, it would help to run my car for a week, that is how strong. You fight the disease, do not let it fight you!!! Ulcer cures and foods are the way to go. WATCH what you eat.
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Posted by Rhonda (Lakewood, Ca) on 08/06/2009
Better But With Side Effects
Hello, I tried the remedy for sour acid stomach and sore tongue with coating plus GERD intended for Ted, which was 1/2 tsp baking soda & 1/4 tsp Potassium Citrate plus Magnesium Citrate, B vitamins, & amino acids. My B vitamins come from a multi-vitamin that I am taking. I started yesterday and got immediate results! However, I now have diarhea with mucus. I wonder how long I should take this remedy safely. Also, I have candida, so when I tried a store bought veg juice, I seemed to suffer from hypoglycemia and brain fog. I am only eating home made chicken broth. Any idea how long this could last? It has already been a week. Has anyone had this experience? One more thing, I am currently taking 1/2 gm of Progesterone 2x/day, but was advised to go off because it is causing fatigue and feeding the yeast. Any response would be appreciated. Thanks.
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