One of the biggest enemies of healthy teeth is acid. Acids are found, not only in foods, but also in drinks. Many times, we do not think about acids being present in what we drink on a daily basis, much less the effect these acids may have on our teeth.
Do you love fruit smoothies? You might want to go easy on them! A 2013 study suggests that fruit smoothies “can cause dental erosion if consumed irresponsibly”. The reason for this is primarily the ingredients. Smoothies contain fresh fruit and are acidic. The minerals in the enamel start to dissolve in an acidic environment. Repeated or […]
Soft drinks, energy drinks and fruit juices are very popular beverages, but most of these are very acidic compared to water and milk. The biggest problem with consuming acids is that they dissolve tooth enamel. The more acidic the beverages are and the more often they are consumed, the more likely you are to eventually […]