As per a study, which has been published in the General Dentistry, it has been revealed that energy drinks are equivalent to taking bath in sugar water filled tub. In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers said that they dipped tooth enamels in 22 different types of energy drinks.
All the energy drinks were of different brands and they were dipped for 15 minutes in total. Dr. Jennifer Bone, from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) in the US, was of the view that after keeping teeth enamel for the said time, they dipped teeth enamels in artificial saliva for other two hours.
The process was repeated for four times for five days. The result was evident on the fifth day and the condition of teeth enamel was like as if they have been dipped in an acid. Other researcher Dr. Poonam Jain, from the AGD, was of the view that the pattern they adopted was similar to today's young generation habits.
They also remain largely exposed to energy drinks, and so much so that they keep on having it after every few hours. "This type of testing simulates the same exposure that a large proportion of American teens and young adults are subjecting their teeth to on a regular basis when they drink one of these beverages every few hours", said Jain.
It is possible that youngsters are unaware of the destruction that is going to cause them. They take it for the sole reason that it will enhance their performance, but such is not the case.
It has been further revealed that sport drinks are far better than having energy drinks. Energy drinks do double fold damage to teeth as sports drinks.