The topic of this post from Redbud Dental in Edmond is energy drinks and the damage they can cause to your teeth. We are seeing more and more teens and adults with tooth enamel erosion caused by excessive consumption of sports drinks.
Most of these people take good care of their teeth, brush and floss, and come into our office twice a year for an exam and deep cleaning.
But guess what? If you drink energy drinks regularly, your enamel can weaken even if you practice oral hygiene.
Drinks 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 worried that teenagers do not understand the serious oral health risks.
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.”
Soda and fruit juices also contain acids that can erode teeth.
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