Dear Chefx, and all others who think that your teeth are isolated in your mouth and brushing them will help save them from sugar: NOTE: your teeth are affected by the sugar in your blood, not just the acid and sugar in your mouth. if you eat sugar, it will affect your teeth, brushing or not.
here’s an interesting point. yes, OJ and Coke are both an acid when you test them outside the body. BUT orange juice is actually alkalizing on the body. If you still believe the acid/alkaline body stuff, here’s an article that tells about it.
citrus fruits actually are alkaline. meats are acidifiying (if you buy that whole line of reasoning). coke, while an acid, acts in a different way on the blood and i’m not exactly sure what happens. the phosphoric acid is rumored to affect the bones because they leach calcium out to neutralize this strong acid in the blood. but some say it’s neutralized in the gut and doesn’t affect the blood. i DON’T know the overall affect of Coke on the body.