You may be familiar with the tale of the tooth dissolving overnight in a glass of Coca-Cola. Sugary drinks are commonly known to be bad for your teeth. In fact, acidity can be just as great a threat. As discussed in a post earlier this month, GERD can be a major factor in tooth decay. Likewise, the acid content of sports and energy drinks can wear away enamel.
In a recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, researchers immersed enamel samples in 9 energy drinks and 13 sports drinks. While the results were not as shocking as the legendary glass of Coke, they demonstrate the high acidity of these beverages (particularly energy drinks) will erode enamel.