Lemon water just like any other thing has its effects and side effects some of which we do not know. For example, if you have a habit of drinking lemon water on an empty stomach every morning, you need to stop for a moment and reconsider.
Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning can damage your teeth.
As you all know, lemon contains acid, which in combination with warm water, softens the tooth enamel.
We should warn you not to wash your teeth in less than 30 minutes after you drink this healthy mixture, because there are great chances you will get your enamel damaged.
Nevertheless, there are some ways in which you can prevent this problem. First of all, instead of drinking warm water lemon, you should let the water be warm as the room temperature. Another solution is to drink it with a straw, which will prevent contact with your teeth.
Never wash your teeth immediately after you drink this mixture, instead wait for an hour or two and then wash them.
Some of the side effects that you might experience with lemon water are;
1. Tooth Erosion
Consuming too many acidic foods or beverages, such as many glasses of lemon water per day, causes your teeth to have a constant amount of acid washing over them. This will erode tooth enamel and make your teeth extra sensitive to hot or cold foods. To protect your teeth, drink acidic beverages through a straw. If you’re already experiencing tooth erosion, consult a dentist who can recommend treatments such as bonding or sealers.
Drinking too much lemon with water may trigger heartburn or make this condition worse if you’re used to experiencing it. Heartburn occurs when the esophageal sphincter, between your esophagus and stomach doesn’t function properly, and acid from your stomach moves back up into your esophagus, a process known as reflux. (Heartburn is also referred to as acid reflux.)
3. Frequent Urination and Dehydration
In rare cases, lemon water might have a diuretic effect. Lemons have a high content of vitamin C or ascorbic acid. This nutrient is well-known for its diuretic properties, which means it increases urine production in the kidneys thereby helping your body to eliminate excess fluid and sodium more quickly. While regular lemon water — made with a moderate amount of lemon juice or by adding lemon slices to water — loading your water up with large amounts of lemon juice might have a diuretic effect in some cases. If you start to feel dehydrated after heavy lemon water consumption, consider cutting back the amount of lemon juice you add to your drink.