Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Orange Juice effect on Teeth

The lower the number, the more acidic a substance is. Compared to orange juice, cranberry, lemon and lime juice all have lower pH, ranging from 2 to 2.6. Most colas; apple, pineapple and grapefruit juices; and teas have a pH ranging from 2.5 to 4. Orange juice also has a high sugar content; sugars feed bacteria found in plaque that builds up on tooth enamel. As bacteria break down the sugar, they produce a by-product with a high acid content, which further damages the tooth enamel. Orange juice is also high in sugar, which converts to acid in the mouth, and contributes to tooth decay according to a report from Elmhurst College.

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