With a push towards a more active lifestyle, the sports drink industry has grown substantially in recent years. However, despite their popularity, sports drinks contain acid, giving them extremely low pHs, which can cause erosion. There have been many studies, including self-administered surveys, studies in vitro, and studies in situ that have shown sports energy drinks cause dental erosion, leading to permanent loss of tooth volume and a softening of the outer layer of the tooth.
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