In the May 2012 issue of General Dentistry, a peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, they reported that the increase in sports and energy drinks consumption is causing irreversible damage to teeth enamel particularly in adolescence and teen age youth.
“Young adults consume these drinks assuming that they will improve their sports performance and energy levels and that they are ‘better’ for them than soda,” says Poonam Jain, BDS, MS, MPH, lead author of the study. “Most of these patients are shocked to learn that these drinks are essentially bathing their teeth with acid.”
The test basically looked at prolonged exposure to the acid levels that are commonly found in popular sports and energy drinks. These drink types have seen a huge increase in popularity over recent years putting them in the hands of thousands of kids every year. The marketing of these drinks has increased the perception that these drinks will improve athletic performance and that they are some how healthier than other drink alternatives.
So just as we would recommend with sugary sodas and soft drinks everyone would just be better off drinking less or none of these at all.
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