So after waiting too long (as per normal), I made a check up appointment with my dentist last week. While she was going through the results of all her findings, she asked me if I drank lemon water. I mentioned I did most mornings. She then gave me some valuable information which I was unaware of and which in some way I have been contributing to so I thought I would share it with you.
Dentists are seeing increasing problems with tooth enamel since the return of lemon water consumption. The acidity in lemon water can be corroding for your teeth enamel resulting in more breakages. Whilst drinking lemon water is undeniably healthy, there are a few things to consider while caring for your teeth at the same time.
Guidelines for drinking lemon water to look after your teeth:
- Drink your lemon water through a straw – it won’t touch your teeth
- Don’t have lemon wedges in your water bottle or jug to drink all day
- Make sure you either eat straight after your lemon water or brush your teeth to change the pH in your mouth
- Replace lemon water with chicken broth for a warmth nutritional tonic first thing in the morning (especially great as the weather cools down)
Straws are on the shopping list this week ;-)