Although drinking water with lemon or rinsing your moth with apple cider vinegar may have various health benefits. But these practices may be harmful to your oral health. Charcoal toothpaste may also be detrimental to your teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Enamel damage is irreversible so should be avoided as much as possible.

– Drinking hot water with lemon and apple cider vinegar, and using charcoal toothpaste or fluoride-free toothpaste can all lead to an increased risk of enamel damage.

– Enamel damage can be minimized by drinking acidic drinks through a straw, avoiding abrasive toothpaste, and always using fluoride toothpaste

“Trendy fads are wreaking havoc with people’s teeth.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.