The topic of this blog post from Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin 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 repeated consumption of sports drinks.
Most of these men and women take good care of their teeth, brush and floss, and come in for a twice-yearly exam and cleaning.
But guess what? If you drink energy drinks regularly, your enamel can break down even if you practice good oral hygiene. Products 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 considerable oral health risks. According to media reports, researchers are learning that energy drinks can erode enamel even more than soda.
At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin our general dentistry can help patients whose teeth have been damaged. People from Leduc, Camrose, and Ponoka come to us to maintain dental health, and improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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