Last Modified on May 12, 2014
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.
[YEA] 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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Approval Ratings YEA (1) 50% NAY (1) 50% Posted by N Golam (Cherry Hill, NJ) on 12/24/2007
[NAY] 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.Replied by Anjum