Sports and energy drinks responsible for irreversible damage to teeth

A recent study published General Dentistry reveals that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth — specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel.

A recent study published General Dentistry reveals that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth — specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel.

Researchers found that damage to enamel was evident after only five days of exposure to sports or energy drinks. The authors found that energy drinks caused twice as much damage to teeth as sports drinks.

AGD spokesperson Jennifer Bone, DDS, MAGD, advises patients to chew gum or rinse with water following consumption of energy or sports drinks.

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