Coastal Bend Health - Orthodontics

Jan 19, 2012 12:19 PM

Popular Energy Drinks Can Cause Permanent Tooth Erosion

From Star Orthodontics

For the last 10 years, energy drink consumption has been on the rise in the United States, promising consumers more "oomph" in their day. In fact, it is estimated that the energy drink market will reach $10 billion in sales in 2010. Good news for the energy drink companies, but bad news for the oral health of consumers who sometimes daily rely on these drinks for an extra boost! The high acidity of these popular energy drinks and soda contributes to the erosion of tooth enamel. According to a study by the Academy of General Dentistry, popularity of energy drinks is most rapidly growing among adolescents and young adults, putting them most at risk. This age group,s permanent teeth are more susceptible to attack from acids found in energy and soft drinks due to the porous quality of their immature tooth enamel. The damage caused by these drinks can lead to irreversible decalcification and other severe dental issues. Drink responsibly for your oral health!

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