The Damaging Effects of Energy and Sports Drinks
Updated: Sep 29, 2020
A recent study has confirmed adolescents have been consuming an alarming amount of sports and energy drinks. Our children are drinking these drinks with the hope of improving their sports performance as well as increasing their energy. The study done has found 62 percent of our teens are drinking at least one sports drink or energy drink per day. Unfortunately these drinks are wreaking havoc on their teeth. The high acidity levels are causing irreversible damage such as the erosion of tooth enamel. Without the enamel, teeth become sensitive, prone to cavities, and decay. It is very important our children minimize the consumption of these drinks. Following the consumption of one these drinks they should rinse their mouth with water. This will help increase saliva flow, which will help return the acidity levels in the mouth back to normal. As always follow a daily routine of brushing and flossing, and see your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings to keep your mouth healthy!