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The dangers of energy drinks

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Many sports and energy drinks claim to give you a lift, but they're also lifting something else - something that can't be replaced. Lifting weights and lifting something for a refreshing drink. For some people it's plain water. For others it's a sports or energy drink. What's not awesome is what some of those drinks are doing to your teeth. Sugar is not the only concern.

Dr. Mike Firouzian, of the Center for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, says the citric acid found in many popular drinks is contributing to a growing problem. He says it's erosion.

The doctor says if you do drink things other than water, use a straw. It helps keep the acid away from your teeth. Several years ago, an OSU study concluded that there is no relationship between the consumption of sports drinks and dental erosion.

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