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If you've just eaten some grapefruit wedges or sipped a glass of orange juice, stay away from your toothbrush. Citrusy foods and beverages leave acid on your teeth, and brushing immediately after eating or drinking them rubs the acid further in and can erode enamel. When enamel--the protective outer coating on your teeth--wears away, the softer dentin layer underneath is exposed, leaving you vulnerable to tooth sensitivity (the kind that makes drinking hot and cold beverages weirdly painful) and cavities. Plus, once enamel is gone, it's gone. It doesn't grow back and it's recommended that you delay brushing a full 60 minutes after a citrusy meal or snack. Other acidic foods that can harm your teeth: fruit juice, soda (including diet), sports drinks, and wine.