I read online that you can use lemon juice and baking soda mixed together into a paste to whiten your teeth. I’ve done it a few times. Now my friend says that using lemon juice is bad for your teeth. Who is right, the internet article or my friend?
Darra Lynne- Atlanta
Unfortunately, your friend is right. You must be very careful of what you read on the internet. Though it is a great resource, not everything is reliable. Lemon juice is highly corrosive, because lemons contain citrus acid. That is one reason you can find citrus juices (like lemons and oranges) in household cleaners. They’re good at eroding things, which includes your teeth enamel.
In fact, if you are in the habit of drinking citrus juices or sodas (which have another type of acid), be sure you wait 30 minutes after consuming them to brush your teeth. It wouldn’t hurt to swish some water around your mouth first too, in order to help nuetralize the acids.
The best way to whiten your teeth, is with professional teeth whitening.
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