Energy drinks can cause a number of health problems, especially in teens and young adults. However, they can also cause a number of oral health issues that you should consider. In fact, energy drinks have been linked to the loss and weakening of tooth enamel, which can increase the risk of dental cavities and tooth sensitivity.
Because energy drinks are so popular among the younger crowd, we’re seeing more enamel damage in our Parker, Colorado pediatric dental office. As a parent, it’s important that you restrict your child’s consumption of energy drinks and other highly acidic drinks such as soda and juice. If your children do drink these beverages, please encourage them to brush their teeth or rinse with water right afterward. It’s important to limit the amount of time the acid is exposed to your child’s enamel.
Below are a few things that can happen as a result of weakened or worn-down dental enamel:
Because the tooth enamel is the protective barrier of the teeth, a lack of this enamel will make your child’s teeth much more vulnerable to damage, decay, and dental cavities. If you’re concerned about your child’s energy drink consumptions or to make an appointment with a pediatric dentist, please contact Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry located here in Parker, CO.