Perhaps some of you may recall Bossy has a wee obsession with lemons. Bossy loves lemon in her salad dressing, she loves lemon in her sauces, and she loves lemon rind in her everything else.
When not enjoying lemons, Bossy is fond of lemon slices in her drinking water:
In fact, Bossy will confess she had a difficult time meeting her daily water requirement in her regime until she discovered how much she enjoyed water with lemon wedges.
That is until the other day.
The other day Bossy went to her dentist. And minutes from a clean getaway, Bossy mentioned to her dentist that she’s become quite the lemon water addict, and Bossy’s dentist said sister mercy stop right now are you insane you will lose your teeth.
As it turns out, the acidity of lemons is one of the worst things you can do to the enamel of your teeth shy of a heroin addiction and Bossy just added the part about the heroin addiction, because lying helps to underline the seriousness of lemons.
And counter to what seems intuitive, brushing your teeth after consuming lemon juice doesn’t help, but rather harms, because the acidity from the lemon softens the teeth, and then the brushing of these newly softened teeth advances the enamel deterioration.
Guess what else doesn’t do the teeth any favors?
We all know things like coffee, tea, and red wine stain teeth, but what you may not know is how much more rapidly the staining occurs if you, in a totally random example, consume lemon water at the same time you drink red wine in order to keep yourself hydrated, not that Bossy knows anyone who practices this parlor trick, Bossy and Bossy’s friend Martha we’re looking at you.
So much for trying to be healthy. And sober.