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Can fruit juices damage tooth enamel?

Fruit juices, especially citrus, apple, and berry varieties, are loaded with the kinds of acids that wear down tooth enamel. Of course, juices also have some great-for-you qualities, too -- like vitamins and antioxidants. So don't write them off completely. Just drink them in moderation.
If those fruit juices are sweetened, then it can certainly cause damage. It's like a double whammy (sugar AND acid).
Lemon is probably the worst (most acidic) juice you can drink.

If you are going to drink those types of beverages, it is wise to follow it up by drinking (or rinsing with) water. Chewing sugarless gum will also be of value.

Believe it or not, you shouldn't brush your teeth immediately after drinking something like that (you can brush the acids into your teeth).

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