10. Naturally Freshens Breath
Leave the store-bought mouthwash on the shelf. Lemons are the natural way to freshen your breath and banish nasty bacteria from your mouth and gums. Just be sure to squeeze a bit of lemon in water to prevent citric acid from wearing away your protective tooth enamel. Studies suggest that everything from poor digestion to lactose intolerance can be the source of bad breath, or worse, chronic halitosis.
A natural breath freshener, like lemon juice or a fresh lemon wedge squeeze into a glass of water, can rinse your mouth, gums, and teeth of any nasty bacteria lingering within. Just be sure to thoroughly rinse your mouth after drinking lemon juice, as the acidic remnants can wear away at your teeth’s protective enamel.