Q. Will consuming lemon frequently corrode my teeth?

Answered by
Dr. Vijeta Singh
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 28, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have eaten lemons all my life and now have no enamel on my front two teeth. It is not painful but it looks awful and feels bumpy and I am scared they will eventually corrode.

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Please quit your habit of eating lemon to prevent further erosion of enamel in other teeth. Rinse your mouth after taking an acidic beverage. Get IOPAR of 11, 12, 21, 22 (if upper jaw teeth are involved) or 31, 32, 41, 42 (if lower jaw front teeth are involved). Treatment for eroded teeth will be composite veneer or RCT followed with capping.


The Probable causes:

Habit of taking citrus food.

Investigations to be done:

IOPAR of 11, 12, 21, 22 (if upper jaw tooth involved) or 31, 32, 41, 42 (if lower jaw front tooth involved).

Differential diagnosis:

Abrasion, chemical erosion.

Probable diagnosis:

Erosion.

Treatment plan:

Treatment for an eroded tooth will be composite veneer or RCT followed with capping.

Preventive measures:

After taking an acidic beverage, please rinse your mouth.


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