The topic of this post is energy drinks and the damage they can cause to your teeth. At Create A Smile dentistry in Bloomington IN, we are seeing more and more cases of tooth enamel erosion caused by frequent consumption of sport drinks.
Most of our patients take good care of their teeth. They brush and floss, and come in for a checkup and cleaning every six months. But we are learning that if you consume energy drinks regularly, your enamel can erode even if you practice immaculate oral hygiene.
Products like Red Bull, Rock Star, and Monster are cocktails of powerful acids and other enamel-eroding substances. Most of them contain citric acid, fruit juices, loads of sugar, and a potent chemical that gives them their bright fluorescent color.
The following is from ABC Sports:
“Sports drinks are increasingly damaging the teeth of professional and recreational athletes, one of Australia’s top sports dentists has warned. Dr. Brett Dorney says he has witnessed a huge increase in dental erosion since the Sidney Olympics, when he was the event’s deputy director of dental services.”
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.”
Soda and fruit juices also contain acids that can damage teeth.
If your teeth have enamel erosion, whatever the cause, the team at Create A Smile in Bloomington IN can use general and cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore your smile. We can repair acid-damaged teeth and dramatically increase your face value.