If you’ve ever brushed your teeth before grabbing breakfast, you probably noticed that everything you ate (or drank) tasted kinda funny — especially that glass of orange juice.
Many people believe that it’s the mint flavor of the toothpaste responsible for the strange taste but it’s actually due to a compound in toothpaste called sodium lauryl sulfate.
Sodium lauryl sulfate is a surfactant, which tricks your taste buds, making it difficult to taste sweetness and easy to detect bitterness.
It all comes down to science, really.
So, if you want to enjoy that morning juice, you might want to brush your teeth afterwards.