Hello, I've read that onions and garlic particularly are good for your teeth, that chewing them can strengthen and even rebuild enamel. Is this true? are they not corrosive? you would think their acids would dissolve the enamel... I'm asking 'cause my teeth are practically transparent due to years of eating heavy amounts of acids in my diet. I used to eat a lot of garlic, but I've cut it out now. Is my intuition wrong? I would love to eat garlic and onions again! thanks for the help! -Christina

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 17 - December - 2010, at 20:02 PM

  • It is not that the garlic erodes the tooth enamel but if you take lot of acidic food such as fruit juices or carbonated drinks it can erode the enamel. The garlic itsself does not help in strengthning the enamel but it can help in preventing the decay as it has antibacterial properties. For more info on home remedies you can visit the following link.....www.identalhub.com/article_home-remedies-for-dental-problems-88.aspx

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