Energy Drinks Destroy Teeth says Dentist in Dubai

December 31, 2014 - By Bruce Michaelson
Energy Drinks Destroy Teeth says Dentist in Dubai

Sugar may not decay your teeth, but the acid in energy drinks will do some irreversible damage to your beautiful smile, says Dentist Dubai.

Energy drinks are taking up more and more space in supermarkets in Dubai as its in popular demand. Firstly, because it promises to give you that extra rush of adrenaline and energy required when competing in sports, makes you feel alert and in a hot weather it gives you a jump-start your day. Unfortunately, despite giving a person high level of energy, it’s also doing a really good job of stripping the enamel of the teeth, which is an underlining problem with many dental health conditions requiring expensive Dental Treatment in Dubai.
The reason that these energy drinks cause irreprehensible damage to your teeth is because it is loaded with a lot of citric acid, laden with preservatives to enhance flavor and extend shelf life and contains sugar. Despite blaming energy drinks for the loss of enamel, tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, and cavities, poor oral health at home and lack of professional dental care with regular visits is also required. On the long run, without proper care and consuming energy drinks in more than moderation will eventually result in the loss of tooth enamel, the out layer that protects the teeth.

While the Dental Clinics in Dubai don’t recommend that patients drink energy drinks at all, for those who drink occasionally they insist that their teeth should be taken care of to minimize the damage to their teeth enamel. Some advice includes,

  • Drink from a straw
  • Don’t keep the drink in your the mouth before swallowing
  • Rinse the mouth with water soon after drinking an energy drink. Water will neutralize the acid and to increase the production of saliva.
  • Chew sugar-free gum after consuming the energy drink to increase saliva production.
  • Do not brush teeth soon after drinking an energy drink. Wait at least an hour as the combination of the acid and brushing can further damage tooth enamel.

However, the best advice is to abstain from drinking energy drinks completely and switch over to water. Water is a natural energy-booster and hydrator, and does not harm a person’s dental health.

A Dental Surgeon in Dubai has warned that teens and youngsters are simply becoming reliant on gulping down energy drinks to boot their vigor and is unaware of the consequences of losing their tooth enamel.

There is no doubt that there are certain health benefits in consuming energy drinks, which can contain a lot of nutrients and ingredients the body needs such as vitamin C and other antioxidants. Energy drinks can have the capacity to replenish nutrients lost during a sporting event or a tiring day that has zapped your energy levels and also lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. Despite the benefits , energy drinks need to be consumed carefully as they can harm your teeth.
So the next time you feel the urge to reach out for an energy drink think about what is will do for your oral health!.

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