dental care


Question by  czarxtian (13)

Are lemons bad for your teeth?

I know that lemons are acidic but will they do damage to your teeth.


Answer by  quietgg (292)

Not if consummed in moderation. If you brush or even just rinse after using the lemon, the efects of the acid will be removed. Also, the enzimes in your mouth will eventually break and neutralize the acidity of the lemon. However, prolonged exposure of the tooth to lemon acid, could make it more sensitive.

posted by Anonymous
What happens is that the extreme acidic juice in the slice of lemon is held in contact with your teeth. This is like a wet piece of cloth placed over something. The result is softening of the enamel and its easy removal by subsequent brushing or abrasion by eating.  add a comment

Answer by  stacykylemark (342)

They sure can do damage to your teeth. The acid in the lemons can eat right into the enamel on your teeth. Over time it can cause sensitivity and cause you to need fillings or repairs done to the teeth.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Not in normal doses. If you were to suck on a lemon all day long and not brush your teeth it could corrode them.


Answer by  moonzi (286)

Yes because you can lose calcium from your teeth if you expose it with lemon because lemon has acid. This can then lead to cavities and tooth decay.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

If you eat too many yes. the acide in them can damage the teeth, so be careful not to eat too much.


Answer by  Anonymous


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