Teacher’s tongue ‘eaten away’ after downing six energy drinks a day
Blistered and peeling away, this teacher says the damage done to his tongue is as a result of his consumption of energy drinks. Dan Royals drinks at least six a day and he puts the damage done inside his mouth down to his addiction. He is now warning people about the dangers the drinks – which contain up to 13 teaspoons of sugar.
Dan revealed that his doctor told him excessive sugar and various chemicals found in the energy drinks were likely to blame for his flesh being eaten away.
He wrote on Facebook: ‘Who drinks energy drinks? Addicted to them? You may want to think again. ‘Have a look at the second pic… That’s what that s*** 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.’ Dan also smokes, but firmly believes the tongue damage is a result of the drinks.
He added: ‘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.’ World Health Organisation researchers said: ‘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.
Source : Metro UK