Energy drinks are not great for overall health, especially in adolescents and teenagers. However, in addition to health problems, energy drinks also cause a variety of dental problems, especially the weakening of tooth enamel.
Because energy drinks are so popular with young adults and teens, we advise parents to restrict consumption of these drinks, as well as other acidic drinks such as sodas and fruit juices. If your teens do consume energy drinks, make sure they either brush their teeth afterward or rinse with water in order to limit the contact the acids have with the tooth enamel.
Below are a few of the problems that weakened tooth enamel can cause for your adolescents and teens:
Because enamel is the only protection for your child’s teeth, it’s important to keep it healthy and intact. Weakened enamel makes the teeth more vulnerable to dental cavities and tooth decay which, if left untreated, can lead to tooth infections or abscesses.
For more tips on caring for your child’s teeth or to make an appointment for your child or teen to receive an orthodontic evaluation, please contact Kuhni Orthodontic Studio located here in Spanish Fork, Utah.