For years we’ve been told that sugary drinks and sodas are bad for our teeth, which led us to believe that fruit juices were a healthier alternative.
We are now learning that frequent consumption of fruit juices can have harmful effects on our teeth.
Even though fruit juices are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C, many of them are loaded with citric acid that can erode (wear down) tooth enamel. Some of these drinks can do more harm to your teeth than soft drinks because the acid reduces your saliva’s ability to repair your teeth and can lead to sensitivity.
Sports drinks, vitamin water, and lemonades can also be quite acidic so it’s important to look at the label and see what ingredients are in that beverage.