The Unsweetened Truth About Drinks and Teeth

You may know that what you drink can have a major impact on the health of your teeth. But what if I told you that just two weeks of ongoing energy or sports drink consumption will age your child’s teeth by 13 years?

Here’s the sticky truth. Energy, soda, and sports drinks all have extremely high quantities of both sugar and acid. Bacteria in your mouth convert sugar to acid, and acid dissolves your tooth enamel. Dissolved enamel = tooth decay.

The damage is doubled in a child’s mouth, whose teeth are nearly half the size of adults. When kids consume these drinks, the tooth decay happens more quickly because there is significantly less enamel protecting their teeth.