Fruit drinks ‘can be as acidic as vinegar’

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From Mail Online

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“Dentists have issued a warning about popular fruit drinks and smoothies after it emerged some can be as acidic as vinegar.

Fruity drinks are commonly given to children by well-meaning parents to ensure they get their ‘five a day’.

But an investigation found many contained a high acid level which can erode tooth enamel…”   read more…

Commentary:

The latest from the United Kingdom on fruit juice is that it is a bad idea for dental health. Dr Kathy Harley, dean of the dental faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons, UK, said many parents are not aware that the combination of sugar and high acid in fruit drinks can destroy young teeth.

Dr. Rodney Chowning, General Dentistry, Denton, TX

 

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