Energy Drinks and Teeth

Are energy drinks good for teeth? We will explore the impact of energy drinks on our teeth in this blog.
As per CDC an energy drink is “a beverage that typically contains large amounts of caffeine, added
sugars, other additives, and legal stimulants such as guarana, taurine, and L-carnitine. These legal
stimulants can increase alertness, attention, energy, as well as increase blood pressure, heart rate, and
breathing. ”
These drinks are popular all over America particularly North America and people love to drink these not
just because they are sweet but they also boost the month and give a burst of energy just like coffee
However energy drinks are harmful for the teeth in the long run. Energy drinks are highly acidic in
nature. Along with the copious amount of sugar in them they can wear away the enamel of our teeth.
Once the teeth enamel is gone it cannot be replaced ever. They can also lead to discoloration of teeth,
tooth sensitivity and in case of extreme cases even cavities.
Even brushing your teeth after an energy drink does nothing much to nullify these effects. As per a study
published by ADA there was a study conducted on 379 beverages available in the US and the pH of
energy drinks ranged from 2.47 to 3.97, to give a reference water has a pH of 7.0 and battery acid has
the pH of 0.0
These drinks are highly corrosive and damage to the teeth is unimaginable. It can take more than 30
minutes for the pH of the mouth to come back to normal. Some of the harmful effects of energy drinks
 Dehydration
 Irregular heartbeat and heart failure
 Anxiety
 Insomnia
So one of the best things you can do is try and reduce the consumption of energy drinks or better still
completely stop the usage of energy drinks. Replace them with healthier beverages. Even coffee is not a
bad substitute for energy drinks to start with. Water is the best drink a man can get.
If you have to drink it make sure –

  1. Drink with a straw
  2. Swallow the drink and not swirl it in your mouth.
  3. Rinse your mouth with water after drinking but do not brush your teeth immediately because
    teeth would be vulnerable to damage after drinking the beverage.
  4. Chew sugar free gums. This will increase saliva production and help reduce the impact of the

Taking care of your teeth is your responsibility. Follow a good oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist
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