The subject of this blog post is energy drinks and how they can weaken your teeth. At The Steele Creek Dentist, we are seeing more and more patients with tooth enamel erosion caused by repeated consumption of sports drinks.
Most of these men and women take good care of their teeth, brush and floss, and come into The Steele Creek Dentist for a twice-yearly exam and deep cleaning.
But guess what? If you drink energy drinks regularly, your enamel can erode even if you practice oral hygiene.
Beverages like Red Bull, Rock Star, and Monster are a cocktail of powerful acids and other enamel-eroding ingredients. Most of them contain citric acid, fruit juices, loads of sugar, and a potent chemical that gives them their bright fluorescent color.
We are concerned by this significant oral health risk.
Here is an excerpt from a recent CNN story: “Researchers at the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry found the energy drinks and sports drinks eroded the enamel more than soda and fruit juices.”
We need to add the caveat that soda and fruit juices also contain acids that can weaken teeth.
If your teeth have enamel erosion, whatever the cause, The Steele Creek Dentist can restore your smile with general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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