The amount of time people spend sipping sugary drinks could affect the likelihood of them needing emergency dentistry.
Although it is widely known that too much sugar causes cavities, a study by Tufts University professor of nutrition and oral health Carole Palmer has found that people who consume sugary gym drinks rapidly may avoid dental health problems.
It was those who sipped sweet drinks slowly over the course of a few hours – or constantly drank sugary coffee while they worked – who were most at risk of decay, Time magazine reports.
“To prevent cavities, you should limit the total time that sugar spends in your mouth. Remember, of course, that gulping down sugar may not be wonderful for the rest of your body either,” Ms Palmer commented.
Earlier this month, people with tongue piercings were warned they may develop a need for cosmetic dentistry.
Academics from Buffalo University in New York found the studs could move teeth and create gaps by regularly banging against them.