Are fruit acids harmful to teeth?
4 March 2019
Fruit and fruit drinks may be healthy they can also have damaging effects on the teeth. Fruits contain natural sugars but the sugars, like all foodstuffs, can cause bacteria that release acids and this is where the danger lies. These acids are corrosive and contribute to:
– Erosion of tooth enamel
– Formation of cavities
– Abscesses of the teeth
In general, eating fruit is of great benefit but it is important to rinse the mouth afterwards to remove “acids that attack the tooth’s enamel” and lead to dental problems. Having tooth enamel checked by a dentist during regular check-ups will spot potential problems early and you can find out more at: