Video: How does toothpaste make orange juice taste bad?

Be prepared to amaze your friends at breakfast when you explain why orange juice and toothpaste together taste so weird.

On the latest video from ByteSize Science – released May 20, 2013 – the American Chemical Society (AMS) explains why orange juice and toothpaste is such a bad taste combo. As the AMS says:

Toothpaste is loaded with a cornucopia of chemicals that add flavors, body, texture, and most importantly, the ability to clean your teeth. One compound in particular, a detergent known as sodium lauryl sulfate is responsible for the suds that you produce when brushing. As it turns out, this compound has an interesting effect on your mouth’s taste receptors.

Bottom line: American Chemical Society’s ByteSize Science video released May 20, 2013 explains how toothpaste makes orange juice taste bad.

Deborah Byrd