Pineapple juice can cause tooth decay

Dental health is important in and of itself, but also has a huge impact on a person’s overall health and well-being. dental caries (cavities) or tooth decay are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny holes or caries. These are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in your mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks, and not cleaning your teeth well.

The health benefits of fruits are undoubted. Fruits are commonly consumed as juices. These juices are relatively high in sugar compared to other whole foods. All fruits contain fructose, glucose, sucrose, and sorbitol, however, different fruits have varying levels of each of these sugars. Scientists recently compared mango, banana, and pineapple juices to observe their effect on the oral biofilm, when consumed regularly.

They found that Frequent exposures to these high sugar-containing juices tend to increase the mass of oral biofilm. What’s interesting is that, out of all three juices, pineapple showed the highest potential to affect biofilm, thus has the highest ability to cause caries. So next time you crave juice, pick the one that isn’t as sweet as pineapple.

Add comment