Now that the temperature is warming up you may be tempted to reach for that sweet lemonade. Or are you the type of person that just sucks on lemons in order to cool down in the summer? A little lemon juice in your water to help detoxify your body may sound like a good idea, but what does all this acid do to your smile?
Watch out, because the acid from lemons and other citrus fruit may be reeking havoc on your smile. If you are going to consume lemons, or other citrus fruits this summer, you might want to consider the following tips:
1. Chew sugar free gum after to remove the juice from your teeth. This will protect the enamel.
2. Brush your teeth as soon as you can if you do not have sugar free gum.
3. Drink regular non-flavored water. This can also help remove any juice from the surface of your smile.
4. Consume a non-acidic fruit that is high in water, such as watermelon or cantaloupe. All of this is good for you, but it can help quench your thirst without damaging your smile.Your teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today on more information about how to keep your smile healthy.