Understanding how energy drinks can impact your teeth and gums

Many adults in the area of Abington, PA may turn to sports and energy drinks when they are in need of a boost. However, the consumption of these beverages can be incredibly harmful to the smile. This is because many of these beverages are extremely high in sugars and acids, which are responsible for the development of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Erosion of natural tooth enamel can occur as sugars and bacteria form acids that eat away at the surfaces of the teeth. Strong, healthy enamel is critical to protecting the teeth from cavities and erosion, and the consumption of sports and energy drinks can put the smile at risk.

What to do about energy drink consumption

Instead of turning to a sports or energy drink for hydration or energy, you may want to consider what is causing your energy level depletion. Also, patients should take note as to the nutritional benefits of a healthier diet, not only for the teeth but for the body as well. Finding the source of the problem, including depression or other concerns, can get to the root of the problem without harming the smile.

Healthy ways to increase energy levels

When energy levels are low, it may be time to consider another way of boosting your energy levels without harmful drinks.

  • Drink more water to stay hydrated
  • Take a short nap to recharge
  • Get enough sleep each night
  • Eat foods high in iron such as spinach and nuts
  • Take a quick outdoor walk
  • Enjoy healthy carbohydrates for natural energy boosts

Learn more about the dangers of energy drinks

If you are worried about your teeth suffering from erosion of natural tooth enamel, McDowell Dental Group recommends that you schedule an appointment with our team to discuss treatment options. We are proud to offer a state-of-the-art practice in the area of Abington, PA and provide the best possible dental care for new and current patients. We love playing a role in improving your smile’s appearance and health, and invite you to call us at (215) 885-0555 to request a consultation. We are conveniently located at 1046 Old York Road.

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