Oral health & Energy , Sports Drinks
Oral health experts have something for you to chew on.
Could your sports and energy drinks damage your teeth?
They say yes, even though the beverage industry disputes the claim.
A new study claims that sports and energy drinks are causing irreversible damage to the teeth of teens and young adults in the U.S.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel.
The researchers analyzed acidity levels in 13 sports drinks and nine energy drinks.
They immersed samples of human tooth enamel in each beverage for 15 minutes, four times a day for five days.
Researchers reported, irreversible damage to the tooth enamel after five days, and energy drinks caused twice as much damage as sports drinks.
The American Beverage Association disagrees with the study.