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But consuming too much of citrus fruits isn't a very good idea; it can lead to various other problems as well. A research has warned people to beware of the damage that acidic content of beverages, such as soda; lemon, grapefruit and orange juice; green and black tea have on teeth and as a consequence of which teeth suffer from dental erosion.
According to Wikipedia, dental erosion, is the irreversible loss of tooth structure due to chemical dissolution by acids not of bacterial origin. It is further mentioned that the most common cause of erosion is by acidic foods and drinks, such as soft drinks and fruit drinks, wine and carbonated drinks such as colas. Even over-chlorinated waters of a swimming pool pose a risk to the teeth. 3D Mouth website says "Acids in the mouth can dissolve away tooth surfaces. Given the chance, teeth will repair themselves, using minerals from saliva. But if acid is in the mouth too often, teeth cannot repair themselves and the hard tooth surface (the enamel) becomes thinner - this is called 'erosion'. The teeth can then become extra sensitive to hot and cold food and drink. Eroded teeth can also be more likely to suffer decay."
It lists some key tips to prevent erosion
Mohamed A. Bassiouny, DMD, MSc., PhD, in the May/June 2009 issue of General Dentistry advises those who are experiencing tooth erosion to first, identify the culprit source of erosion, possibly with the help of a dental professional and discuss to implement measures to control and prevent further damage.
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