In a battle between tooth enamel vs. sports drinks, soft drinks and fruit juice, less than a minute equals a loss for Team Teeth.
“Australian researchers are warning parents of the dangers of drinks that are high in acidity, which form part of a “triple threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. These drinks include soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks, and others,” reported Donna Domino, Features Editor .
In her report she quotes Sarbin Ranjitkar, BDS, PhD, of the University of Adelaide Craniofacial Biology Research Group:
“Our research has shown that permanent damage to the tooth enamel will occur within the first 30 seconds of high acidity coming into contact with the teeth. This is an important finding and it suggests that such drinks are best avoided… If high-acidity drinks are consumed, it is not simply a matter of having a child clean their teeth an hour or 30 minutes later and hoping they’ll be OK — the damage is already done.”
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