Sunday, December 16, 2018

Is Lemon Juice Bad For Teeth?

Is Lemon Juice Bad For Teeth?  

Yes, lemon juice is bad for your teeth. 

Lemon juice is acidic.  And as far as acidic beverages go, it is among the worst.

Your teeth are made of calcium, phosphate and other minerals.   It comes down to basic chemistry.

Acid erodes and base rebuilds. 

That's not quite right, because, in actuality, keeping your mouth basic helps your teeth by giving your saliva a chance to drive minerals into the tooth enamel.

Acid, causes minerals to come out.

In addition, acid is helpful to the 'bad bacteria' that, in turn, secrete more acid.   This can turn into a bad cycle.   More acid makes the mouth more acidic, etc.

Don't believe me when I say that lemon juice harms teeth? 

Here is a scientific abstract that discusses this topic:

So you see,  I'm right again.  Just kidding, I really have very little ego ( I hope I'm telling the truth when I say that) and have no need to make points.   I'm getting too old to play that game.

Anyway,  what can help your dental health?

Here is my favorite tool for dental health:


links mentioned in video are above the video on this page.

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