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The Connection Between Energy Drinks and Your Oral Health

According to researchers, drinking sports and energy drinks can cause damage to teeth that could be irreversible. Tooth enamel ends up eroding because of the high acidity level of the beverages. Enamel is crucial to keep teeth protected to decay and cavities.Teenagers seem to be the age group most at risk as they consume the most sports and energy drinks.

Popular energy and sports drinks that are causing damage:

According to researchers, it only takes 5 days for the enamel to start eroding after energy drink consumption (which cause greater potential damage than sports drinks). Patients should consider minimizing their intake of sports and energy drinks. If you do drink them, it’s advised to rinse your mouth out with water or chew gum. To avoid the acid spreading on teeth surfaces and causing erosion, it is advised to wait an hour to brush teeth after drinking sports and energy drinks.

What are some healthy alternatives to increase energy and protect teeth:

Energy drinks are simply a short-term solution to increasing energy levels. If you feel like your teeth are suffering from enamel erosion, Lighthouse Family Dentistry recommends that you come visit us to discuss options. We pride ourselves in having state-of-the-art dental technology and are truly invested in the highest quality dental care that we provide for our patients. We love playing a part in bringing smiles to the world! To schedule an appointment, call us at (831) 373-0478.

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