Pure lemon juice can kill bacteria
Does the lemon water harm your teeth?
Again and again it is said that lemon water harms your teeth. Lemons or the juice from them are undoubtedly sour. However, the health benefits for the entire organism far outweigh them. Acids can of course be harmful to teeth, that's true, but only under certain conditions. You would have to sip a lemon drink constantly - for several hours - or rinse your mouth with lemon juice several times a day (which nobody does, of course!) So that your teeth can no longer recover. In that case, you would see the damage to the teeth.
However, if you use lemon juice e.g. For example, use it for dressing or drink lemon water once a day (takes a maximum of 1 minute), then this is not harmful to the teeth. Furthermore, if you want to be on the safe side, you can take into account various points that further reduce the potential damage caused by lemon juice:
You dilute it heavily with water (nobody drinks it neat), you use cold water (hot water makes the acid more aggressive), you use a straw that prevents contact with your front teeth and you can even simply open your mouth with clear water afterwards do the washing up.
Should you brush your teeth before or after the lemon water?
It was once believed that after eating fruit or anything sour, you shouldn't brush your teeth and you had to wait at least 30 to 60 minutes. In our article brushing your teeth after fruit, we explain why the previous recommendation is outdated.
You can drink the lemon water - just as you like - before or after brushing your teeth. In both cases we would rinse our mouths with water after the lemon water - as explained in the previous paragraph.
Should you really drink the lemon water every day?
During a cure with lemon water, you drink it daily. However, this does not mean that you have to drink the lemon water permanently for a lifetime. We recommend a short-term application of two to three weeks. In between, you take a break of several weeks, not least because there are many other purifying and detoxifying measures that can be used alternately.
Lemon and Garlic Cure
If you want to intensify the effect of the lemon water, you can also consume the lemon as part of the lemon-garlic cure. You will not only benefit from the positive mechanisms of action and vital substances of lemon, but you will also benefit from the detoxifying properties of garlic.
- We have described here how to prepare and carry out the lemon-garlic cure: The lemon-garlic cure
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