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3 Signs Your Energy Drink is Ruining Your Smile Gainesville, GA
Teeth and Gums Gainesville, GA

Children, teens and adults are turning to energy drinks as their go-to beverage when they don’t want water. Whether you simply like the flavor, consider it healthier than soda or want to boost your sports performance, these drinks may not be such as good idea for your smile. In fact, the irreversible damage that energy drinks and sports drinks can cause on your teeth is a serious concern.

The problem with energy drinks is that they contain two very harmful substances for your dental health – acid and sugars. The pH of nearly all energy drinks is enough to start eroding your tooth enamel in a matter of minutes. The high sugar content delivers a double whammy to your smile and creates the perfect storm for decay and other dental issues.

Another factor that contributes to enamel erosion and energy drinks pertains to the way that these drinks are typically consumed. Energy drinks are often sipped on through a sports practice or other event. This means that you are essentially bathing your teeth in acids and sugar over a longer period of time. It would be better to drink your sports drink all at once or chase it down with a glass of water to prevent tooth damage. Once your enamel wears then or erodes, it doesn’t grow back. Therefore, it is very important that you know how to recognize signs that your energy drink is harming your smile.

If you regularly drink energy drinks and suffer from the following three warning signs, then you may need to kick your habit and see a dentist:

  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Dingy, Stained or Yellowed Teeth
  • Frequent Cavities

The above issues are commonly a result of your enamel wearing thin. This exposes sensitive tooth nerves as well as the yellow dentin layer underneath your enamel. There are dental treatments that can repair a damaged tooth and help you regain a comfortable and attractive smile after enamel erosion. However, the sooner you seek treatment the better! Contact Gainesville Dental Group today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

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Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

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Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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