High sugar content plays a key role in the damaging effects caused by energy drinks and sugar-free energy drinks are no different.
Sugar-free energy drinks still have very high acidity levels. Your own saliva helps to neutralize the acids in your mouth, but highly acidic foods can also increase your saliva acidity.
The key to reducing the acid damage on your teeth is washing away the beverage from your teeth as soon as possible. If the acidity sticks around for a while, this is when it leads to harmful bacteria growth.
We’re here for you and your teeth and gums! We want to help you keep your natural teeth as long as possible. By committing to your regular oral hygiene routine, you can minimize and prevent the damage caused by highly acidic drinks and foods.
Commit to a balanced diet. Clean your teeth regularly, not just at the beginning and end of the day. Limit your alcohol intake and coffee intake, or at the very least, brush your teeth and rinse your mouth out after each consumption.
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