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Apple Cider Vinegar for Health and Well Being

Last Modified on Jul 17, 2015

Capsules   2  0   

Posted by Dianne (Ontario, Ny) on 07/31/2012

I am wondering if the ACV capsules are as effective as the liquid. I have been taking the capsules for a year, 2 capsules, 2 times a day. Have not noted any weight loss, bp reduction or any of the other touted benefits. Had my hubby start taking the same amout for hypertension. Have not noted any reduction in his numbers, but it is helping his athletes foot. Should we take more? He is also taking garlic capsules (one a day) and omega 3 caps for blood pressure. We both hate the side effects of them. HELP!!!

Cellulite   3  0   

Posted by Lisa (Newton, MA) on 08/09/2007

[YEA]  I have been using ACV for just under 2 weeks and I cannot believe, my cellulite thighs are toning up! I am 60 lbs over weight and cellulite has been an issue forever despite excercise and nutrition. Since I strted the ACV, I notice the dimples in my thighs are disappearing! I cannot believe it but it is true!

Replied by Tamika
Terry, Mississippi
I'm responding to the email comment from the lady in MA who said that Apple Cider Vinegar helped her cellulite to go away. I'd like to know how she was using the Apple Cider Vinegar. I find that hard to believe, but I'd like to know more. Thank you.
Replied by IRMA
Replied by Janice
Austin, TX
i would also like to know how the lady had used the apple cider vinegar for cellulite i have a whole whole lot and ai havent tried any thing yet but i am desperate please help i need to lose weight and get rid of this cellulite. i weigh 325lbs and i just keep going. i am afraid for my life and for my family. i don't like to see them so worried like i my self am please please help.i have been over weight all my life but its really got out of hand.
Replied by Elaine
Central, Hong Kong
to the dear woman who is worried about her health...

please know that losing weight takes both a heart and mind set. you can't do it without having both organs all in.

your family can be worried...your love...your pets...but only YOU can make it happen.

it's matter who you are. just know...miracles are great...but you already have what it takes to do it on your own. GOOD LUCK!

Replied by Cheryl
Atlanta, GA
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Replied by Page
Los Angeles, CA
[YEA]   In 1972 my father was in his late 40's. Being from Wisconsin his diet included quite a bit of fatty food. Most of his weight was in his belly. Not uncommon in Wisconsin. At that time, I don't know where he found it, but he came home one day and announced that he was going to cut out 25% of the fat in his diet and drink 8 oz of luke warm water every night with 1 Tbsp of Cider Vinegar and 1 Tbsp of Honey.
I was still very young, and had a problem with bed wetting. He gave me his mixture one night before bed and told me that I would never wet the bed again, I didn't.

I now suggest organic for both and Raw Honey.
In a matter of two months, all of his belly weight had disappeared.
To add to that what I have learned over the years...
I am not Jewish, but NOT mixing milk products with meat is also very helpful since it it easier to digest out food.
What Western medical doctors won't tell us also is that when we combine our protein and carbs they turn into fat in our bodies immediately. We do need carbs, but complex carbs rather than all of the processed white flour and white sugar. Processed food is poison more than anything. We really can't trust the FDA. They allow chemicals to be put in our food. I believe that so many health problems are caused by chemicals that our bodies just don't agree with. Western doctors will just keep treating the symptoms.

Try Oatmeal and sprouted grain breads and pastas, you'll be surprised at how quickly you get use to them.
Lean protein and vegetables together.
Don't get on the scale every day, you'll just frustrate yourselves.
When I got pregnant with my son I weighed 125 pounds. I ate like a foodball player during my pregnancy. I gained over 100 pounds! He was a big beautiful 10 lb baby, lol
After nursing for a year and continuing to eat well I lost it all.
Look at the size of your bone structure and don't pressure yourself. Not all of us are meant to be skinny, just healthy and in proportion. Consider your genetic background.

I believe that Cider Vinegar is an amazing remedy for just naturally cleansing out our bodies, not just breaking down fat. Bath in it too. Try a full cup in a bath and massage cellulite. You will need to increase your water intake. I weigh 140 pounds now and I drink almost a gallon of water a day.

I just started Oil Pulling for my overall health and dental since I don't have a fortune to spend on my teeth.
Bless all of you and your health. You can do it!

Replied by Teresa
Portland, Oregon
[YEA]   This is to Janice in Austin , TX... You will loose your weight. You can do it. There is a solution to everything and the gift of ACV and dry brushing is it! I had cellulite on my thighs all my life until I started bathing in ACV about four years ago. Every day I would add:

1 C. ACV and
1 C Baking Soda

Before the bath I would dry brush my skin. Here are the directions:

Your best bets for getting rid of cellulite are dry brushing, connective tissue massage, working though the emotional issues that are causing the toxins to stagnate, eating foods that feed the skin, an alkaline diet program and a consistent/persistent exercise routine. These techniques will break down the unwelcome toxic body deposits and send them scurrying out your body through the elimination channels we discussed above. And your health will be SO much better for it!

Here are the verbose directions.

(You will do most steps 7-14 times. Hang in there -- it's not as complicated as it sounds and doesn't take as long as it seems once you get the flow of it.)

1. Using your right hand, gently slide the brush along your right jaw line starting from your earlobe to the underside of your chin 7 times.

2. Place the brush at the hairline on your neck and gently pull around the right side of your neck to the Adam's apple 7 times.

3. Hold the brush with your right hand at the bottom of your neck (where it joins the top of your back) and bring it around your neck to the right and down along your right collar bone and end up between your collar bones 7 times.

4. Stroke your breastbone in a circular fashion to stimulate the thymus gland 7 times.

5. Carefully brush the breast in a circular motion 7 times.

6. Repeat the above steps for your left side holding the brush with your left hand.

7. To stimulate the pituitary gland, hold the brush on the back of your head near the base of your neck and rock the brush up and down, then side to side, both sides 14 times.

8. Hold the brush in your left armpit with your right hand and rotate it counter clockwise 7 times, then clockwise 7 times.

9. Repeat on your right armpit with your left hand.

10. Brush upward 7 times from your upper right thigh to your right armpit.

11. Repeat process on your left side. Women may need to hold their breast out of the way with their free hand.

12. Brush back and forth over your belly button and around your waistline 14 times (like passing a basketball behind your back).

13. Brush in a circular motion over your belly-button, counter-clockwise 7 times then clockwise 7 times.

14. Finish brushing the front of your body in any direction starting at the bottom and brushing all the way up 14 times. Very little pressure needs to be applied to the genitals and women's breasts because the skin is sensitive and will redden if irritated.

15. Brush up and down your spine from the base of your neck and down as far as you can 14 times.

16. Finish your upper back by stroking it around toward your sides.

17. Brush your spine from tailbone up as high as you can reach 14 times, holding the brush with two hands or with the detachable wooden handle.

18. Finish your lower back by stroking it around toward your sides.

19. Brush up from right ankle to right knee and work all the way around your leg, brushing up towards your heart.

20. Hold the brush in the right groin with both hands and rotate it 7 times counter-clockwise, then 7 times clockwise.

21. Repeat with the left groin.

22. Brush from right knee to right hip 7 times.

23. Work all the way around your leg continuing to brush upwards (towards the heart).

24. Brush up from right ankle to right knee and work all the way around your leg, brushing up towards your heart.

25. Brush around your right ankle 7 times.

26. Brush back and forth over the top of your right foot from toes to ankle.

27. Brush across your right toes on top and underneath 7 times.

28. Brush the bottom of your right foot heel to toe 7 times.

29. Now do the same with for the left foot, leg and thigh.

30. Brush upward from right elbow to your armpit and shoulder 7 times.

31. Brush from your right wrist to the elbow in the same manner 7 times.

32. Repeat steps on your left arm.

33. Lightly brush the webbing (or junction) between your left thumb and index or pointer finger on the palm side 14 times, then on the non-palm side 14 times.

34. Brush your left palm from wrist to fingertips and back 7 times.

35. Brush the back of your left hand the same way 7 times.

36. Brush each left hand finger individually back and forth 7 times on the areas that have not been brushed yet.

37. Repeat the steps for your right hand.

After brushing, take a hot shower with soap (about three minutes in duration), followed by a 10-20 second cold rinse. Repeat this procedure three times. If the hot/cold showers are too extreme, a warm shower can be used. Follow the shower with a rubdown with either a sponge or towel to remove dead skin.

Problems with dry, flaky or thickened skin on your feet? One of my favorite products obtained from your local Rite Aid Store is called Pretty Feet & Hands Rough Skin Remover. This stuff is awesome. Shake well before using. Pour about a quarter-size puddle of fluid into the palm of one hand, then rub the areas that have lots of dry skin on them. The dry skin balls up in your hand. Rinse the areas and apply lotion. Note: You can only do this process once a day. The product doesn't work after the area is wet or after a shower. It may take up to four days for those tough areas like the feet to make the skin like new. The product appears to be safe and does not cause allergic reactions. One 3-ounce bottle usually runs around $10.

Dry brushing along with the ACV baths is what did it. At the time, I was not trying to get rid of cellulite. I was trying to get well after a stint in the hospital. I had a serious illness too.

I stopped doing the baths about two years ago and all my cellulite returned. At first I did not know why or how. Then I recalled what I had done in the past and started doing more extensive reasearch, since I have the internet now.

I have been dry brushing and bathing in ACV for about two weeks and there is serious improvement.

Note, while I am in the bath tub, I am scraping my skin with my finger nails. I know this sounds strange, but it's like when you shave your legs, it helps to get all the junk out and you can actually see the different colors of junk. At first I really did not know what is was four years ago. Now I know. It's toxins that my body is ridding itself.

You will also notice it's greasy. Yes, it is fat.

Finish up with coconut oil to make your skin nice and silky smooth. Nothing out there compares to this oil.

There will so may other benefits to ACV and dry brushing you can read on the internet.

That is my tip :-). I know it will work for you because that is how God designed our bodies to operate. It truly is awesome. May God richly bless you!!!

Replied by Krissy
Chillicothe, Ohio
i purchased some apple cider vinegar and waiting on it to come, i read your post and wanted to ask are you applying the acv directly on your skin or just drinking it?
Replied by Amy
Sachse, TX
I'm not sure about cellulite, but I'm sure if anything would work ACV would. I had horrible acne and started applying it straight topically and taking two table spoons internally daily. Also started applying it to my arm pits nightly. I had a horrible problem with deodorant not working after my first pancreatic attack. I now only have to apply deodorant once in the morning. No reapplying 3 or 4 times during the day. I noticed after about a week that I was using the restroom more regularly. Because I have Pancreatitis, sometimes my food does not digest properly. The ACV has also helped with this. I have never believed in anything the way I believe in Apple Cider Vinegar. It is inexpensive and good for you. So even if it doesn't work for Cellulite it will make you feel better over all. I have heard of people using ACV as a fat flush to lose weight. Maybe that is why it has helped with some peoples cellulite. Good Luck!!!
Replied by Cindy
Ladysmith, Wi
I have heard of using ACV from many places and sites i have been to. But those all say "Organic" is the best. Can just the ACV in the store work or does it absolutely have to be "Organic"?

With hubby being laid off on and off we cannot afford the Organic compared to the gallon size ACV in the stores. Please let me know by email or here on this site. Thankyou so much!

Children and Infants   2  0   

Posted by Shota (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) on 10/15/2009

ACV for 9 year old with allergies

Hello. I was wondering about using this remedy for my 9 year old that has allergies to pet dander. She is exposed on a daily basis, so, yes she does have symptoms on a daily basis. (sneezing/runny, itchy nose/red eyes that don't seem to bother her..they are just red. Her dr. has said she has allergy induced asthma. I"ve tried a ton of herbal remedies to no avail. Some either don't work at all or just barely take the edge off of her symptoms. Dr. put her on various inhalers that made her very sick..singulair which gave her stabbing chest pain..reactin/zyrtec which made her sick/chest pain/bleeding nose...claritin which really didn't do she is on aerius/clarinex which only seems to be helping a bit. Eyes are still red, still sneezes and if anything she is more congested in her nose than before she got on this stuff. She barely sleeps at nite for waking up all the time becuz she can't breathe.

It would be nice if ACV worked for her as well as it worked for a lot of people on this site. What I would like to know much to give her/how many times a day/how long?? (If it worked I would think she would have to take it all the time. If she doesn't take ANYTHING..whether it works good or not she will start to wheeze/cough/struggle for breath/her chest sounds like there is a bowl of rice krispies down there) Should I start with a small dosage and work our way up?? Should I keep giving her the Aerius while I am testing out the ACV?? I have just plain old ACV here that I was curious to see if she would take. I mixed half a teaspoon with some mango/pear juice..and down it went no problem. If it's OK to give her this treatment I will go to the healthy food store tomorrow and pick up some of the good stuff.

Thanx for any suggetions you can throw my way. Oh. Can someone comment on the ACV/baking soda thing, and whether it would apply to her. Is it necessary to do the honey/molasses thing or is that just for people who are totally revolted by the taste? Just plain old juice hides everything, and I can usually get my kids to take pretty much anything :0 :)

Posted by Finnsmom (Asheville, Nc) on 10/14/2009

Hi, I am interested in giving my 1 year old ACV for immune boosting properties. Any suggestions on how to get him to take it? Would rubbing it on his feet work just as well? He also keeps chronic chest congestion....we have cut out all dairy and processed wheat. Any suggestions?

Posted by Pauline (Port Townsend, WA) on 03/16/2008

[YEA]  I read Dr. D.C. Jarvis's book about folk medicine around 1960 and began to give my children apple cider vinegar whenever they got the stomach flu. It always worked. I believe he was the one who said that the vinegar changed the ph balance in the intestinal tract so that the virus couldn't live and reproduce.

Replied by Jessica
Dallas, TX
[YEA]   I bathe my 2 year old son in ACV. About three days a week, I add a cup or so to a warm bath. He had allergies and was taking Cingular everyday. Some unknown cause was making his back and upper arms break out in little red bumps. The bumps have stopped completely. The week I ran out and didn't have time to get more ACV, the bumps came back. Works like a dream!

Circulation Issues   0  0   

Posted by Harlan (Mentone, In) on 01/23/2009

apple cider vinegar... question... does it help with major blockage in legs?

Clean Burn Marks Off Pots and Pans   1  0   

Posted by Stuart (Pittsburgh, PA) on 02/27/2007

[YEA]  My great great grandfather sold a liniment known as "IXL liniment, fit for man and beast" He claimed it to be 100% successful with all kinds of ailments and illnesses. I am not discounting the advertisements of either IXL OR ACV. One of the benefits of ACV that you failed to mention is its ability to break up black burns in pots and pans. Boil enough vinegar to cover burn mark and boil for half an hour. Keep track of contents so vinegar does not evaporate and allow to cool enough to handle. It takes a lot of hard rubbing but it will break up. Re boiling vinegar several times helps.

Colds and Flu   1  0   

Posted by Marshall (Victoria, Texas) on 11/12/2008

[YEA]  Since I can remember, I have had one or two bouts a year with sore throat and cold/flu that turns into bronchitis. An elderly gentleman who remembered taking acv mixed with honey as recommended by his doctor when he was a child told me try it for my ailments. It has worked like nothing before! Mixed 50/50 with honey in a shot glass(for sore throat), as a straight shot(this burns the tummy a little), or 2 tablespoons with a cup of warm water for respiratory/sinus problems. I have not been sick since I started taking ACV at the first sign of illness. My children have used it as well. They aren't real happy with the taste and smell but I am happy with the results! Hard for doctors to get rich recommending this home remedy!

Replied by Noelle
Denton, Tx, Us
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I have been drinking ACV at a 2 Tbsp ACV/32 oz. Water dilution, 3 times a day, for a little over a week now, and have an overall feeling of energy, especially more energy at the end of the day than I usually have. This is especially important as my job has been unusually stressful lately. Friday, I felt the onset of a cold in the form of a tickly and then sore throat. I doubled my consumption of ACV and even did a couple of "shots" (my husband figured out that one standard shot glass holds right at 3 Tbsp. Liquid) with honey chasers. I don't feel 100% better, but I do feel like the cold never really got its "claws" into me, which has made a big difference. Also taking the popular alkaline fizzy tablet cold medicine, because

1) that's the only over-the-counter cold remedy that's ever really worked for me and

2) now I understand more about how pH levels are related to overall health.

Constipation   1  0   

Posted by Noor (Lawrenceville, Ga) on 06/10/2009

[YEA]  HI I just wanted to let people knw my story, I have been on a low carb diet wihich also known as protein sparing modified fast its very stricted in food u intake, awesome diet however the only problem is u don`t have bowel movements for days, a friend of mine told me she been taking apple cider vinegar ever since she had her last kid, and ask me to give it a try, so i did 2 tablespoon daily pure just like that no water no sweetener its just easier this way comparing in adding whole lot of water and honey...which tend to make it harder to drink. And belived or not i have bowel movements every single day, and its just 2 tablespoon a day and drink lots of water itself the whole day, i feel great more than ever, i highly recommend that to any body that suffer bowel movements, plz go buy yourself a good ACV unfiltered u will see diference in you.

Replied by Noelle
Denton, Tx, Us
Yes, I have been on a similar high protein/low carb diet, through a weight loss center, but in their case when I reported constipation as a side effect of the diet, their remedy was to sell me their "cleansing tea" which while pleasant tasting was just a teabag version of senna-based laxatives! It seems that the ACV is helping in this regard but it may be too soon to tell just yet. Of course the weight loss center will not like this because they don't sell ACV or make a lot of money off it...
Replied by Sam
Florida, US
Careful with those protein diets. They are harmful for the kidneys and the livers. I know from experience

Cough, Chronic   1  0   

Posted by Flint (Austin, TX)

[YEA]  I have 2 children that have never been immunized for whom I have made all medicines for at home all their lives. My 2 year old was suffering from a chronic cough. It lasted 5 months and none of my syrups, oils, tinctures etc were eliminating it. One day I was eating salad with a vinaigrette. He asked specifically for the dressing and drank 2 oz straight!! He continued to ask for it daily since and has seemed to have cured himself! The cough has subsided and I feel that it is due to the apple cider vinegar! What a smart guy!

EC: Read many more testimonials and cures here.

Cows   1  0   

Posted by Leanda (Qld, Aust) on 04/07/2008

[YEA]  Found an article that said old cattle farmers would feed their cows 2oz ACV twice daily with their feeds for strong healthy calves. Improves strong healthy bones.

Cuticle Pain   1  0   

Posted by Cindy (Smithfield, Utah)

[YEA]  I have a problem with my cuticles tearing all the way back to my knuckles. I have tried every lotion and cream available. It is very painful and interrupts my sleep. A few days drinking acv and it clears up but as soon as I stop, it comes right back.

Dental Enamel Issues   7  0   

Posted by Coco (Jupiter, Fl) on 07/05/2013

I have found a way to prevent enamel erosion when drinking a cider vinegar tonic. Get a handful of dark lettuce or other greens. Put the greens in your mouth and chew them to a mush, but do not swallow them. Push the greens to both side of your mouth so they coat your teeth. Then use a straw to drink the tonic. After you drink the tonic, you can chew the greens a little more and swallow them. With a little practice, you will find that you can keep the acid from ever touching your teeth.

Posted by Dan (Redford, Mi) on 05/10/2010

If I mix cider vinegar with water and drink small amounts during the day, wouldn't that slowly remove my tooth enamel after a few years?

Replied by Siobhan
Fairbanks, Alaska
To protect my teeth from the vinegar acid, I swish baking soda and water around in my mouth after every dose of ACV. Usually about a teaspoon of baking soda to a mouthful of water mixed in a small cup does the trick.
Replied by Meenu
Vancouver, Bc Canada
Replied by Nuri
Tacoma, Wa, Usa
Hi, sorry you feel a connection between ACV and yellow teeth. I haven't heard that problem before so perhaps there are other more complex reasons for this sighting. I have several homemade tonics which I take each day. I give you one which I use that covers the
ACV question:

I make this big health mixture every two days:
Start with a big pitcher or jar that will hold 40 oz or more. Pour in 32 oz of clean water
Put in 1/4 cup of Ted's magnesium/carbonated water concoction, plus 1/4 cup of organic ACV,
Plus 1/4 cup of organic unsulphered Black Strap Molasses

Cover the jar tightly and shake well. It mixes up real good. Pour yourself an 18 oz glass every morning and take 4 good swallows of it before brushing your teeth, then brush your teeth right after swallowing the tonic using nothing but baking soda to brush with. Spit and rinse, spit gain. Follow with a nice "food grade Hydrogen Peroxide 1/10 ratio mix". Slush it around for a few minutes and spit it somewhere. Then sip the mixture again every couple of hours like a little snack instead of soda pop or coffee. Then sip right before your 3 major meals and before bedtime, and brush with baking soda, rinse with peroxide mixture after each meal and before bed. The magnesium ought to take care of the constipation, if not eat a wider variety and larger quantity of garden vegetables

Replied by Nuri
Tacoma, Wa, Usa
I forgot to add that the Black Strap Molasses added to this ACV, magnesium water mix is a nice way to take your Molasses everyday. Its all gooooood!
Replied by Averillh
Eastsound, Wa
Swishing with baking soda or another acid-neutralizer immediately after consuming ACV is the best way to protect your teeth. Brushing your teeth directly after acidic things have gone into or come out of your mouth can further the damage to enamel since enamel is softer then.
Replied by Jessie
Sacramento, California
I have been a Dental Hygienist for over 12 years and.... Yes, acidic foods and drinks do cause you to lose tooth enamel. This can contribute to sensitivity to hot/cold, sweets, touch; especially if you have any gum recession that causes the roots of the teeth to be exposed. An oral environment that is acidic leads to tooth decay as well. You may also notice yellowing of the teeth because as the enamel on the tooth gets worn, the yellow dentin (the layer under the enamel) will show through more. I would suggest rinsing with a mixture of water and baking soda immediately following the ACV. This will help to neutralize the acid. Do not brush afterwards, this will cause further abrasion to already weakened enamel. Also, it is best to drink the water and ACV quickly rather than sipping it over time. Each time you drink there is an "acid attack" in your mouth that can last for 20 minutes or so. Drinking it fast will limit the exposure time of the acid on the enamel. Hope this information is helpful.
Replied by Gs
Manila, Philippines
I just use a straw. That way it goes straight to my throat without the Apple Cider Vinegar lingering inside my mouth.
Replied by Ellen
Just chew a big wad of dark green lettuce. Keep the chewed up lettuce in your mouth while using a straw to drink the cider vinegar. The acid will not be able to get to your teeth because they are coated in greens.
Replied by Shopaholic
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Apple Cider is now my favorite home remedy. Just started taking it with a straw for weight loss but I immediately brush my teeth after, thinking that it would help prevent damage on my tooth enamel. Looks like I did more harm than good!

Thanks for the info.

Posted by Jordan (Houston, Tx) on 12/10/2009

Question, as ACV is acidic, would it be a bad idea to put some in coffee? Coffee i know, is I was just wondering what it would do. I dont want it to ruin my teeth by having too much acid or any other part in my body.

Replied by Dott
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Usa
Dilute your ACV with water, a couple ice cubes, and a couple crushed mint leaves..... and drink it through a straw. (Pretend it's a mint julip.) Then, brush your teeth after. Problem solved! ACV is an mild acid, but, I have heard that it is modified in the body by calcium, phosphate, magnesium and other alkalines; eventually winding up rather alkaline itself.
Replied by Elysa
A, Tx
Actually I saw a study saying we are not supposed to brush our teeth until 30 minutes after eating something acidic because acid apparently loosens the enamel and it's possible to brush it away.

I personally like to rinse my mouth out with plain water and then wait to brush my teeth 'til later. No more sensitive teeth while brushing! :)

Replied by Halfy
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Do not brush teeth after anything acidic!

It's correct that the acids weaken the enamel. Brushing immediately after will eventually brush away the tooth enamel. Not brushing right away lets the enamel strengthen again. You can rinse with baking soda and water before brushing your teeth, wait at least half an hour before brushing, or just use the apple cider vinegar after brushing your teeth.

The same goes after drinking cola, orange juice, or anything else acidic.

Replied by Stevie
Honolulu, Hawaii, Usa
Hi! I'm new to Earth Clinic but have been doing a lot of DIY research in efforts to try to minimize the number of marketing and medical gimmicks I buy into. I've also just started taking raw ACV daily (am starting with the daily drink recipe on the Br_gg's bottle) but I also have a couple of dental concerns. When I was younger, I inherited a sweet tooth for soda and now have 8 amalgram fillings. In my teen years, after I got braces realized my teeth are really nice and got overzealous in their care. So long story short, I've learned alot of lessons in the last few months about proper oral hygeine, which I was never told, even by my dentist who consistently said, "great job. Too bad the effort is being put in after the fillings. " Firstly, yes. Please swish water after drinking anything acidic and wait at least 30- 60 minutes before you softly brush your teeth. I've even read you really only need to brush before bed if you're consciencous about your diet. (Personally, I stopped buying the household brand toothpaste and opted for some seaweed/algae toothpaste from my local Vitamin Sh_ppe. Its helped alot with my sensitivity as well as the whiteness in my teeth. ) But I've also found this website for DIY remineralizing toothpaste. Although your concern isn't remineralizing I believe it does mention that many of the respondents experienced the results you might desire: Teeth are whiter and many no longer have dental sensitivity... I fully intend to try as well as other things for my fillings.

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