Effects of Energy Drinks on Your Dental Health

Nearly everyone has tried an energy drink once, and some people are downright addicted to them. Many patients mistakenly believe that energy drinks are no more harmful to them than a soda or a cup of coffee, but they are wrong. Aside from the ill health effects of drinking such a concentrated amount of caffeine, energy drinks can cause serious damage to your teeth, warms Dr. Alan Frame, dentist in Santa Clara.

There are many varieties of energy drinks, but they all have the same basic ingredients. These ingredients include fruit juices, sugars, citric acid, chemicals to give them color, and other additives for flavor and for energy. Many of these ingredients are very bad for your teeth. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry found that energy drinks damage the teeth more than fruit juices or soda. Drinking energy drinks has also been linked with an increase in tooth decay, the erosion of the tooth enamel, and more.

Call Dr. Frame to schedule an appointment to discuss the damage to your teeth done by energy drinks, or for any other cosmetic or general dental concern you may have. Cosmetic dentistry can reverse many of the negative effects that the over-consumption of energy drinks has caused. Dr. Frame, expert in teeth whitening in Santa Clara, can perform in-office teeth whitening services that can remove stains caused by energy drinks, and porcelain veneers, crowns, fillings, and inlays and onlays can help repair the tooth decay and other damages done by drinking energy drinks.

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