Joan Sandell interviewed by WMTW TV for story on health effects of energy drinks

February 07, 2013

Joan Sandell, DMD, UNE College of Dental Medicine interim director of clinical education & planning, was interviewed for a WMTW 8 News story on Thursday, Feb. 7th on the impact of energy drinks on teeth. 

The story interviews local dental experts about a recent study by the Academy of General Dentistry that found that the high acidity of energy drinks can be bad for teeth.

Apart from destroying tooth enamel, Sandell tells viewers that "this high acidity level also has an effect on bone consumption - on bone mass. We know that acid leaches bone from the body." Watch the story.