Energy Drinks: A Quiz

How much do you know about the effects of the energy drinks you throw back to get an instant hit of energy? Have you always assumed they’re fairly safe and healthy for you when compared with other beverages? Does the flavor, lack of carbonation, or some natural ingredients give you the idea that they’re in some way good for your oral health? Unfortunately, the short answers to such questions is: They’re dangerous. As for the reasons behind this, we offer the insight you’re looking for with a quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you choose to drink energy drinks, you can protect your oral health by choosing a sugar-free option.
  2. True or False: Unlike with coffee or tea, you don’t have to worry about the way energy drinks will affect your muscles or your sleep if the ingredients are herbal.
  3. True or False: When you drink anything that isn’t water (or clear), you run the risk of ending up with a discolored smile. This is particularly true of beverages with deep pigmentation.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. These types of beverages are extremely acidic. Therefore, even if your beverage of choice is free of sugar, it’s still very bad for your oral health.
  2. False. Stimulating ingredients are just that: Stimulating. If you hype your brain and body up, chances are good it will negatively impact issues like sleep apnea or bruxism.
  3. True. If you’re consuming a red, blue, pink, orange energy drink or any other color that isn’t clear, you may find yourself with a yellowed smile in the near future.

Find Out How To Care For Your Smile

Learn all about dental hygiene and more when you visit us for your dental care visits, so you can keep your teeth and entire mouth safe. Schedule an appointment with your Keller, TX dentist at Brent Cornelius, DDS by calling 817-431-4200 today. We proudly welcome patients from Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.