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Effects of Energy Drinks On Your Teeth

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
Bottles of SodaConsuming energy drinks offers several benefits, from increased alertness and cognitive function to enhanced productivity and reduced fatigue. They provide an instant boost of energy when needed. However, excessive consumption of energy beverages can be detrimental to oral health. Below are several ways energy drinks can impact your dental health.

Dental Hypersensitivity

Most energy drinks are acidic and sugary. Excessive consumption of these beverages can make you vulnerable to enamel erosion. If you lose too much enamel, the dentin becomes exposed, resulting in increased dental hypersensitivity.

Increased Risk of Dental Caries

Besides increasing the risk of tooth sensitivity, energy drinks can also cause dental caries and cavities. The sugars and acids in the drinks can combine with disease-causing bacteria, eventually resulting in tooth decay.

Tooth Staining or Discoloration

Energy drinks can also stain or discolor your teeth, denting your smile. Some of these beverages contain caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and coloring agents that can stain the teeth.

Dry Mouth

Sufficient saliva is essential in keeping your mouth moist and washing away lodged food particles. A dry mouth is a condition caused by reduced saliva production. Energy drinks contain caffeine, which can inhibit saliva production and lead to various oral problems.


Halitosis is an oral condition characterized by persistent foul breath. Given that energy drinks contain numerous artificial chemicals and ingredients, they can contribute to the development of halitosis. Decreased saliva production caused by consuming energy beverages can also lead to halitosis.

Risk of Periodontal Disease

Excessive consumption of energy drinks can increase the likelihood of developing periodontal disease. These beverages are highly acidic and contain sugars and artificial ingredients that can cause periodontitis, gum recession, and other oral health issues.

Contact Our Practice Today

Energy drinks have their fair share of upsides and downsides. While they might give you the much-needed energy boost, they can adversely impact oral health. Limiting consumption and maintaining proper oral care after drinking energy beverages can help reduce its impact. Contact our practice today for questions or to book an appointment with our team.

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Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman

(336) 444-2772

134 Davis Street
Asheboro, NC 27203-5469

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