Is the UK’s juicing craze fuelling a tooth erosion epidemic? – New Update 2023
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15 Jun 2017
Fruit juices and smoothies have often been lauded by fitness companies to promote positive images of health and wellbeing but a leading charity is severely concerned that the trend of ‘juicing’ could be lead to irreversible damage for the nation’s teeth.
New research by the Oral Health Foundation into the United Kingdom’s dietary habits has revealed that around two in every five (43%) adults are consuming one or more fruit juices or smoothies every day.
As some fruit juices and smoothies contain up to four times the recommended daily amount of sugar in one serving, the acidity of such drinks could cause substantial tooth wear in the form of dental erosion.
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation believes that while there may be wider health benefits associated with fruit juices and smoothies, more people need to be aware of the potential damage they could do to the health of the mouth.
Dr Carter says: “Fruit juices…
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