Children are gulping down energy drinks at an extreme rate. A recent study shows 30 to 50 percent of teens drink the beverage regularly. The journal General Dentistry also found that energy drinks erode enamel twice as fast as sports drinks.
Dr. Thomas O. Rudersdorf in Bellevue says he sees the effects of excessive energy drink consumption often. His patient, Bryan Neemann admits energy drinks have probably caused him problems with his teeth.
"Right now, I have a couple of fillings that need to be filled and I have roughly ten fillings already," said Neemann.
If people are going to consume energy drinks, Dr. Rudersdorf provides advice on how to minimize the damage. He says to drink the entire can in one sitting. After, you should either brush your teeth, or gargle with some water.