Today’s topic is energy drinks and the weakening they can cause to your teeth. We are seeing more and more teens and adults with tooth enamel erosion caused by frequent consumption of sports drinks.
Most of these people take good care of their teeth, brush, and floss, and come into Dr. B Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Adolfo J Barrera, DDS for a twice-yearly exam and deep pediatric teeth cleaning.
But guess what? If you drink energy drinks regularly, your enamel can weaken even if you practice oral hygiene.
Beverages 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 concerned that teens do not understand the significant 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.”
We need to add the caveat that soda pop and fruit juices also contain acids that can weaken teeth.
If your teeth have enamel erosion, whatever the cause, we can restore your smile with advanced cosmetic dentistry. Crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays can correct both structural and cosmetic troubles.
Our phone number is 408-871-2885. If you are interested in re-designing your smile, come in for an exam and consultation. With cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry, we can repair acid-damaged teeth and dramatically increase your face value.
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