The Effects of Energy Drinks on your Teeth – According to your Local Rothwell Dentists at Rothwell DentaCross
Energy drinks can damage tooth enamel and cause decay
It has been found that the acid in energy drinks is so significant, that it could gradually destroy your tooth enamel. When your tooth enamel is damaged, it makes your mouth prone to bacteria, due to the lack of protection from the enamel. Serious dental problems can arise when bacteria seeps into your teeth.
Without the protection of the enamel, sensitives can occur on the teeth, creating pain and discomfort when you eat certain foods.
The roots of your tooth can become inflamed and bleeding in the gums can occur.
As energy drinks can erode your enamel, your teeth can become susceptible to decay and cavities. The enamel cannot be regrown after its damaged, so the decaying effects can be quite severe.
Some energy drinks contain 55 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of sugar and almost twice as much as the recommended daily allowance for free sugars. According to researchers, it only takes 5 days for the enamel to start eroding after energy drink consumption.
So what can you do if you consume Energy drinks?
Energy drinks are extremely damaging to your teeth so always drink plenty of water to dilute the acid and don’t brush your teeth straight after drinking, because it can spread the acid around your mouth. The best solution is to refrain from energy drinks all together.
If you do drink energy drinks, 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.
Your friendly dentists at Rothwell DentaCross advise that the best solution is to stop drinking energy drinks altogether!
If you are concerned by past energy drink consumption and possible erosion on your teeth, call the dentists at Rothwell DentaCross on 3204 9322 for an appointment today, or Book Online