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Dentists declare fruit juice just as bad for teeth as soft drink


By: Laura Barry,

Everyone knows that soft drinks and cordial should be consumed in moderation. However, it appears that fruit juice isn’t quite the healthy alternative to these flavored drinks we thought it to be. In fact, dentists from the School of Dentistry at University of Queensland have declared fruit juice to be just as bad for your teeth as Coke or Fanta.

Sugar is found in high concentrations in most flavored and fizzy drinks, and excessive consumption of sugar can cause health and tooth decay problems for all people, regardless of age. However, it isn’t just the sugar causing all the dental problems.

As it turns out, sugary drinks and fruit juices both contain acids, and these acids can dissolve the enamel and roots of your teeth, increasing risks of decay and tooth sensitivity.

So, if you’re noticing a little tooth discomfort when you eat sugar-laden treats or your Friday afternoon drinks, it might be due to the damage acid have done to your teeth.

The fruit juices to avoid are orange juice, lime juice and lemon juice as citric acids is one of the worst for causing dental damage, and avoid brushing your teeth until half an hour after your last acidic drink.

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