Sports and Energy Drinks Cause Irreversible Damage to Teeth

Last week, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) issued a press release about a study published in the May/June issue of General Dentistry, showing that the alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth. Specifically, the study focused on the high acidity levels in the drinks, which cause significant erosion to tooth enamel. As a result, the AGD has secured an expansive amount of national media attention, with resulting articles appearing on: CBS National NewsHealth.comThe Huffington Post, andABC National News.