Sometimes you just need a boost of energy to get you through the day.Â Energy drinks promise that extra boost and there is a broader selection of these drinks than ever before.Â But because of the strength of acidity in these drinks some are wondering if the beverages are good for our teeth.
The main problem with energy drinks and our teeth really is the acidity levels.Â It is this acidity that can wear away at the enamel on our teeth.Â And once that enamel is worn away it makes it much easier for cavities to form and cause other serious problems.
Canâ€™t you just use a special toothpaste or mouthwash to regrow enamel?Â This is a common myth.Â You cannot regrow enamel.Â Once it is gone, it is gone for good.Â This isnâ€™t saying that you canâ€™t keep enamel from getting worn down, but there is nothing in your body that will allow it to natural put enamel back once it has been worn away.
What makes energy drinks so dangerous to our mouths is how people drink them.Â Most will sip on them slowly and drink several cans throughout the day.Â This means that he acid has more time to sit on the teeth and begin to eat away at our precious enamel.Â The worst thing you can do is to either drink several a day or drink one very slowly.Â If you are going to have an energy drink you should drink the whole thing at once and be done with it.
If you drink the whole can at once you can then take a couple of moments to brush your teeth and rinse out your mouth to get that acid off your teeth.Â Since this is the number once culprit in energy drinks and tooth decay you have to take of this first.
If you donâ€™t have a toothbrush near you, you can just rinse your mouth out with some water to help get rid of most of the acid from the energy drink.
Another way to help protect your teeth from these drinks is to carry some sugar-free chewing gum with you.Â When you chew your mouth forms saliva.Â This saliva helps to regulate the PH of your mouth and will offset some of the acidity that exists.Â You might not think gum can help combat the tooth decaying effects of energy drinks, but your saliva is more powerful than you might think.
While energy drinks are terrible for your teeth, if you absolutely must drink them you can take these precautions to help protect your teeth from getting cavities.Â After all, once a cavity forms it can easily turn into the need for a root canal, and then we are talking about some major dentist bills.Â Most dentists will tell you to avoid energy drinks or at least try not to drink them that often.Â But if you brush right away it should not be a problem.Â The problem is that most of us donâ€™t exactly carry a toothbrush around with us.