Drinking orange juice at breakfast is something everyone enjoys most mornings, if not, every morning because it is supposed to be healthy for us. While it is healthy for your overall health, it was found that this acidic juice can be bad for your oral health.
Why is this? A research study was done and found that by drinking just one or two glasses of the so-called healthiest breakfast juice, can end up leaving acid on your teeth all day. In the long run, this acid from the juice can cause the enamel on your teeth to erode away. However, it is not just orange juice that can do this. Here are three more drinks that can cause acid erosion on the teeth.
Although diet soda has less sugar in it than regular soda, drinking this type of drink can be bad for your teeth. Dentists warn their patients that the acid from this drink can cause erosion of the enamel of the teeth. Once the enamel is gone or starts to go away, you will know it. Acid can eat the enamel off your teeth and cause sensitivity and pain.
Energy drinks might give you the energy you need throughout the day, but they are not good for your overall health or your oral health. For one thing, the caffeine in them can cause your blood pressure to rise. Also, these drinks have acid in them from the carbonation just like diet sodas, and regular sodas do and can cause the enamel on your teeth to erode.
Everyone enjoys a glass of iced tea or a cup of hot tea every once in a while but do not overdo it with this kind of drink either. Researchers say that tea is good for your overall health because of the antioxidants in it, but it can cause enamel erosion as well, just like citrus drinks, energy drinks, and sodas do. Try to be careful with how much of tea you consume on a daily basis.
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