Energy drinks: Bad for your teeth?
Drs. Siegel and Samadi explain
- Duration 2:39
- Date May 6, 2012
Drs. Siegel and Samadi explain
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It has to do with those popular energy and sports drinks you know that these they say they boost your energy will according to a new study drinking -- this -- like baiting your teeth.
An -- doctor Siegel -- you know they young man.
David I -- We crossed over this week into the -- literature losses from -- general called general -- -- general dentistry which is their top journal they looked at thirteen energy drinks nine sports drinks including Red Bull monster mash.
They they they found an unbelievable amount -- in the energy drinks.
Your energy drinks -- worse -- your sport drinks.
-- eroding your enamel and they looked at teeth enamel over five days giving fifteen minutes four times a day of bathing in what you called assess it.
And they found -- -- two times greater increase of and enamel erosion and people that had energy drinks sports drinks not not -- not a great party either energy drinks far worse now what can you do.
Outside of not drinking these things you can wash rinse your mouth out afterwards and chew -- those are the two biggest tips I can give today but my biggest tip of all.
Don't drink restored about -- day type of the people what about the and I have caffeine or sugar or other other elements and no that's a great point Erica I mean the first of all the the energy drinks are loaded with cafes and the -- -- -- -- with -- review when you what you get the ones that are sugar -- now I'm a big believer.
In giving a -- likes -- you've exercised some what I'm better with a sport -- the with the energy but the caffeine that's hidden in those energy drinks is a -- you talk about delights what Gatorade I guess you know that.
Gathering is totally different these drinks the truth is that as a doctor.
-- best advice is not to really take any of these because these are going -- that the dietary supplements.
And then do we really don't know what's it is an FDA cannot get too involved -- -- has been death about this.
This is not to scare people that I -- I'm gonna get hundreds of being as about why did you say this.
Is to protect the patients.
Your parents -- my parents never had to take this kind of energy drinks there was no need for it.
There's an underlying problem with our help if you get enough sleep if you eat healthy -- you exercise.
When did we need this kind of energy drinks so.
My advice -- through -- stay away from it and find out what's going on are you getting seven hours of sleep are you really drinking enough.
So I think there -- a lot of side effects to this and this hall dental cavity that -- to gingivitis we talk about gingivitis affecting your heart.
Stay away from -- it's not a good idea.
Quick point they're gonna talk a lot about coffee on this show about the benefits of coffee.
But the energy drinks have more caffeine -- coffee but they're hidden and people don't realize -- -- the -- it's not being -- partners to join an energy drink.
Could handle the one other thing is they use artificial sweeteners even in the low -- energy drinks so I think water right --