We all know a guy (usually a guy, anyways) that is addicted to energy drinks. Often for some it’s a one or two per day habit. Australian teacher Dan Royals, who currently lives in Asia, took to Facebook to share that he’d been drinking six.. that’s right SIX energy drinks per day and shared a warning to other energy drink addicts.
“Who drinks energy drinks? Addicted to them? You may want to think again. Have a look at the second pic… That’s what that sh*t does to your tongue, imagine what’s it like on your internals? Up until recently when this started to occur I was drinking at least 5-6 a day (lack of energy teaching kids usually) and I brush daily, went to the doctor and boom! “
“Found out it’s the chemicals in these drinks that are causing it … It literally eats away at your tongue. So be wary guys. Just to make it clear, I actually do care for my oral health but this is purely from these drinks … I do smoke but has nothing to do with the eating away of my tongue.”
Surprised? you shouldn’t be. It’s not a secret how high-sugar products like these are bad for you. The World Health Organization says “A study in the US showed that dental cavities can result from the acidic pH and high-sugar content of products such as energy drinks. Another study showed that consumption of energy drinks can cause erosion and smear layer removal in the teeth, leading to cervical dentin hypersensitivity”
Cover photo: Facebook / Dan Royals