Today’s topic is energy drinks and the damage they can cause to your teeth. We are seeing more and more teens and adults with tooth enamel erosion caused by repeated consumption of sports drinks. Most of these men and women take good care of their teeth, brush and floss, and come into David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry for a twice-yearly exam and deep cleaning. But guess what? If you drink energy drinks regularly, you can damage your oral health in League City even when practicing good hygiene.
Disaster Waiting to Strike
Products like Red Bull, Rockstar, and Monster are cocktails of powerful acids and other enamel-eroding chemicals. Most of them contain citric acid, fruit juices, loads of sugar, and a potent chemical that gives them their bright fluorescent color. We are especially concerned that teens do not understand the major oral health risks associated with these drinks. 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.”
Don’t think that you’re saving your teeth by limiting yourself to carbonated drinks or fruit juices, because these drinks also contain acids that can oral health in League City. If your teeth have enamel erosion, whatever the cause, we can restore your smile with advanced cosmetic dentistry. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental implants can correct both structural and cosmetic issues for your smile. Our phone number is 832-895-5120. 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 improve your oral health in League City.