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Why Toothpaste Makes Orange Juice Taste Bad - Instant Egghead #43

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Published on Jul 16, 2013

We learn early not to drink juice after brushing our teeth. But it isn't just the mix of citrus and mint. The chemicals in toothpaste make your tongue more sensitive to bitter flavors ordinarily not detected in the juice.

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