The high vitamin C content in orange juice has made it the preferred breakfast beverage for decades. A study at the University of Arizona shows that OJ can also reduce the presence of fat deposits. However, Dr. Fondriest wants you to know, orange juice, lemonade, and lime drinks contain high amounts of acid, which erodes tooth enamel. These few tips will allow you to keep drinking OJ and other citrus beverages without worrying about harming your dental health.
- After a citrus drink, rinse your mouth with water
- Drink citrus beverages through a straw
- Never swish citrus drinks around in your mouth
- Wait 30 minutes after a citrus fruit drink before you brush your teeth
Also consider, you can take vitamin C supplements or eat foods like chili peppers, guavas, bell peppers, kiwis, leafy greens, strawberries, and papayas.
To maintain your gorgeous smile, be sure to visit Dr. Fondreist’s Lake Forest dental office every six months for a checkup and cleaning. If you’d like a brighter, straighter, more attractive smile, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Fondreist.