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Over the past decade, energy drinks have been slowly creeping up on the teeth of teens and young adults in the United States. Many individuals have come out to say that energy drinks are better for you than soda. What most fail to realize is that energy drink contain high amounts of acid that essentially rest upon our teeth and cause a multitude of irreversible damage.

These high acidity levels found in drinks erode tooth enamel, the glossy outer layer of teeth. Damage to tooth enamel is irreversible, and without it, teeth become overly sensitive and are more likely to decay and develop cavities.

According to the dentistry academy, about 30 percent to 50 percent of U.S teenagers consumer energy drinks. Dentists all around are reaching out to their patients to limit their energy drink consumption, as the results may damage their oral health forever.

After consuming sports or energy drinks, patients should wait about an hour before they brush their teeth. If they don’t wait, the acid sitting on top of your teeth will only spread itself around through your toothbrush.