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'Healthy' fruit smoothies could damage teeth
Updated: 5/20/2008 2:00:22 PM

Dental experts have warned that fruit smoothies may not be the healthy option they first appear.

The British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) has released a statement warning that the benefits of consuming fruit could be outweighed by the damage caused to teeth.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the organisation, noted that fruit smoothies are becoming increasingly popular, but warned: "They contain very high levels of sugar and acid and so can do a lot of damage to the teeth."

He explained that every time someone sips on such a drink they are subjecting their teeth to acid attack for up to an hour, which can cause erosion of the protective enamel.

In turn, that could lead to pain and sensitivity and eventually tooth decay.

Meanwhile, scientists in the US have previously found that the high pH levels in energy drinks can cause tooth erosion and decay.

The results of their study showed that high-energy and sports drinks had the highest mean buffering capacity, which means they are most likely to erode tooth enamel, the Kansas City infoZine reported.
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