The Drinking Habit Thats Annoying Your Dentist

Listen—we don’t make it a habit of pissing people off in general, but if there’s one person you definitely want on your side, it’s your dentist. (Those cleanings can be brutal.)

So, we recently asked ours about his top pet peeve. His response? Infusing your water with lemon and lime. Which is kind of a bummer since plain old H20 can be kind of boring.

But that extra twist of lemon or lime contains acid—a big no-no when it comes to oral health. “Acidic mouths lead to tooth decay, gum disease, enamel (aka the outer protective layer of your tooth) damage and bad breath,” says Dr. Davidowitz.

To keep your teeth (and dentist) happy, stick to plain water instead.

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