Fruit in any form is seen as healthy for the body, but recent studies have shown that they contain as much sugar and calories as soft drinks. Even though the sugar is 100% natural, once broken down, its effect on our bodies is the same. When fruit is made into juice, it strips the fruit of all of the wholesome fibre and makes it very similar to soft drinks. Also another point to consider when having a glass of orange juice, it’s the equivelant of eating 3 to 4 whole oranges, which is above the daily recommended intake of fruit.
It is not only the sugar in juice causing harmful effects to your teeth, juice and soft drinks also contain acids that dissolve the hard protective layers of your teeth (the enamel). Once these layers of your teeth dissolve, they never grow back. This increases your risk of dental decay and sensitivity of your teeth to cold, hot and sweet food and drinks.