Dental Health and Energy Drinks


By Lissette Talledo

For the first time, researchers have looked into the effects between energy drinks and dental health.

Researchers have found that the high amounts of citric acid in the energy drinks cause enamel loss. Loss of enamel makes teeth more likely to get cavities and may lead to decay.

Researchers compared enamel loss in both energy and sports drinks but found that enamel loss was greater with energy drinks.

Dentists are primarily worried about teens  since 30 to 50 percent are estimated to be energy drink consumers.

Beverage companies are not required to label how much citric acid their product contains.

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