By Kasey Joyce
St. Louis (KSDK) - Dentists in the St. Louis area are warning about energy and sports drinks.
Many people use these boosts in a bottle, but they may do a real number on your teeth.
You might think it's all the sugar in your favorite Red Bull or Gatorade, but it's actually the acid that can do irreparable damage to your teeth.
Dentists at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville just published a report that found that revealed consumption of energy drinks or sports drinks can damage the enamel in your teeth. And that enamel will never grow back.
The study found that energy drinks were worse than sports drinks, but the study's author stresses that both drinks are especially concerning, especially with teens.
The study says not only do sports and energy drinks wear away at enamel, they also take the place of more nutrient rich and healthy drinks like milk and water in the diet.