Juice can cause erosion in your teeth.
The other day, my mum told me when my brother was really young (around 2) he has to go to a tooth hospital and get 7 teeth extracted due to enamel erosion. That was pretty cool to find out, but the fact is was caused by juice was more interesting. The acid in the juice had destroyed the protective layer of enamel on his teeth.
You probably have heard of tooth decay. Acids in juice corrode the enamel protecting teeth, and this lets bacteria into the soft tissue in your teeth. This can also lead to tooth loss. Not only can acid cause enamel erosion, but sugar can as well.
There is a rumour that lemon juice can be helpful in removing stains from your teeth. This is probably true as well, seeing a lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent. But you shouldn’t use lemon juice on your teeth, it’s sourness is caused by citric acid, which there is lots of, so this is one of the worst juices for your teeth.
An expert on the subject, Fang Ren, says drinking juice with meals can help lessen the impact it could have your enamel. This way your teeth will be less in contact with the juice, and as it’s with the meal, the full impact of the acid won’t be present. I think that just about wraps up my article, bye .
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