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Eroding Tooth Enamel While Quenching Thirst

The journal titled General Dentistry published an article highlighting research on sports drinks. The damage to tooth enamel that both sports and energy drinks can cause may surprise you. Between the two, energy drinks are the worst possible choice because of the acidic carbonation on top of their high sugar content. In fact, they showed two times as much tooth enamel damage as regular sports drinks. Jennifer Bone, DDS, MAGD, is the spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry. She pointed out that her practice sees a plethora of teen patients that report tooth sensitivity and end up having cavities upon examination. When their habits are questioned, a great many of these patients admit to high sport and energy drink consumption.

Research Details

In order to complete the research, scientists from Southern Illinois University School of Dentistry examined the acidity levels of a various beverages. Samples of actual tooth enamel were completely submerged in either a sports or energy beverage sample. After 15 minutes, the samples were given a two hour bath in artificial saliva. The research team repeated this simulation four times a day for five days. Tooth enamel damage was very clear as a result of the acidity levels in a full array of flavors and varieties of these popular drinks.

Visit Your Corona Dentists

If you, or your child, are sports or energy drink enthusiasts, try quenching your thirst with good old H20 instead. Don’t forget to visit your dentist every six months for exams and checkups. Your offer comprehensive general dentistry services for your entire family. You can schedule a consultation at our 92879 dentist office by calling (951) 273-9580. We serve patients in the 92879 area and surrounding communities.