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I've been getting into the habit of drinking honey and lemon water. is that unhealthy? will there be side-effects that negatively impact my health?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Dental standpoint: From a dental standpoint, depending upon the length of time your teeth are exposed to the honey and lemon water (both substances that promote tooth decay and enamel erosion) you could be harming your teeth. When was your last dental examination?
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Sugar + acid: Sugar + acid = The best possible environment to support the bacteria that produce dental cavities. You may want to choose a beverage with a more normal ph. Please see your Dentist to make sure you are cavity-free.
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