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Health Trends That May Harm Your Enamel

Popular wellness trends may be beneficial to your body, but some can cause enamel erosion, especially those containing citrus, making your teeth appear yellow and dull. Brushing with Pronamel® twice a day helps strengthen your enamel and protects it from further damage, so you can live a healthy lifestyle with strong, healthy teeth. 

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Fresh juices offer a variety of essential nutrients, but acidic ingredients like lemon, grapefruit, and orange can erode your enamel . Once enamel is gone, it never grows back.

Drink juice with a straw to limit exposure to your teeth.
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Alkaline Diets

Some citrus fruits like lemons and limes are alkaline-forming foods once ingested, but in the mouth their acidity can cause enamel erosion.

Balancing a high-acidic diet with low-acid foods, like milk and yogurt, may help reduce enamel erosion.
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Infused Waters

Fruit-infused waters are both healthy and hydrating, but using citrus fruits could lead to enamel erosion.

Consider using low-acid fruits and flavorings such as cantaloupe and cucumber.
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Touted as a weight-loss remedy, grapefruit is quite acidic and can cause enamel erosion. 

After eating, swish some water in your mouth. 
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5 TIPS to Reduce Citrus Acid Erosion On Your Enamel

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If drinking OJ, take it down in one sitting vs. sips over a longer period.


Use a straw to limit juice exposure on your teeth.


Match citric foods with less acidic ones, like grapefruit slices in a salad.


Wait a couple of hours before eating more acidic foods.


Swish some water (politely!) after every meal.

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