at Riverside Dental Group explain a study that focuses on this issue.

Sports Drinks and Tooth Enamel Damage

A research study that was published in the journal General Dentistry focused on following exposure to sports and energy drinks. Astoundingly, a mere five days of exposure to these types of drinks showed the potential to damage tooth enamel. Energy drinks, with their carbonation, caused two times as much damage. Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Jennifer Bone, DDS, MAGD noted that she sees many teens in her practice that complain of tooth sensitivity, and present with cavities, but they’re not sure why. After a careful review of snacking and dietary habits, many times sports and/or energy drinks are found to be the main culprit.

Details of the Southern Illinois Study

Researchers from Southern Illinois University School of Dentistry were at the helm of the study that examined the acidity of a variety of energy and sports drinks. Their experiment involved samples of tooth enamel which were soaked in either sports or energy drinks for 15 minutes, and then soaked in artificial saliva for two hours, to simulate the typical consumption of a drink. This pattern was repeated four times a day over a period of five days. Enamel damage was apparent at the end of the five day experiment. levels were not created equally amongst different flavors and brands.

Visit Your Corona Dentist

If you, or your child, are sports or energy drink enthusiasts, cutting back and drinking water as much as possible is a good goal. Don’t forget to visit your dentist every six months for exams and checkups. At by calling (951) 273-9580. We serve patients in the 92879 area and surrounding communities.