Is It So Hard To Smile?

For tons of women, it ac­tu­ally is. When your teeth are sen­si­tive, even seem­ingly healthy fare and habits can make you gri­mace. We’ve got re­lief

Women's Health (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

How trendy health drinks are ru­in­ing your teeth

Lemon wa­ter and green juices – fab for mind-body every­thing. Right? Well, every­thing ex­cept your teeth. Some of the trendi­est drinks are full of nat­u­ral acids that can at­tack tooth enamel. “When that outer layer is worn down, tiny tubes at­tached to nerves in­side the teeth be­come ex­posed and vul­ner­a­ble,” says den­tist Dr Gigi Mei­necke. Even if you’re not a slave to well­ness drinks, other eats and os­ten­si­bly smart oral hy­giene can act like sand­pa­per on your pearly whites. Pro­tect them with th­ese sim­ple strate­gies.

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