Bad news for energy drinkers. We already know they are bad for your heart, but new research suggests sports and energy drinks are also waging a war on your teeth. And they?re winning.
A study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry found that regular exposure (15 minutes a day, 4 times a day) to these drinks started causing serious enamel damage in as little as 5 days. Overall, energy drinks caused about twice as much decay as sport drinks.
Considering I can?t stand the taste of coffee, I might have to look elsewhere for my caffeine fix.
Bob Alaburda is Associated Editor at Dental Product Shopper.