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Energy Drinks Erode Teeth!


Energy Drinks Erode Teeth!

(ePharmaNews) – Energy drinks can cause severe and irreversible damage to teenagers' teeth, according to a new study.

Energy drinks are common among teenagers who believe that those drinks can enhance their concentration in studying and athletic activities.

What teenagers do not know is that energy drinks are highly acidic, which can cause enamel erosions, leading to teeth become overly sensitive, prone to cavities, and more likely to decay, according to a new research published in General Dentistry journal.

To minimize the harms, the lead author suggests teenagers who consume energy drinks heavily to use "sugar-free" gums and gurgle with water after every drink, as that helps increasing saliva secretion which returns the normal pH. Unexpectedly, she also advices teenagers to not brush their teeth during the first hour, as it can spread the acid and increases the enamel erosion.

Statistics indicate that half of teenagers consume energy drinks without knowing their harmful effects and how to prevent them.

The researchers measured pH levels in nine energy drinks, and found that the levels vary significantly between different brands. To test the overall effect on teeth, scientists immersed a sample of teeth enema in each product for 15 minutes, followed by 2hours in artificial saliva; they repeated the cycle four times a day for 5 consequent days.

The samples were stored in fresh artificial saliva at all other times.

"This type of testing simulates the same exposure that a large proportion of American teens and young adults are subjecting their teeth to on a regular basis when they drink one of these beverages every few hours,” says the lead researcher.

The researchers found that damage to enamel was evident after only five days of exposure to sports or energy drinks, although energy drinks showed a significantly greater potential to damage teeth than sports drinks. In fact, the authors found that energy drinks caused twice as much damage to teeth as sports drinks.


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