Side Effects Of Drinking Too Often Using A Straw?
Good morning doctor, I want to ask what is the danger if drinking too often using a straw? Please help, thank you
Hello Gitania, Thank you for the question.
Drinking drinks using straws has become a culture in our society because it feels more comfortable and practical. Actually there are no specific health hazards associated with this habit. However, it is true that consuming drinks with a straw can cause a number of problems below:
causes flatulence due to consuming with a straw causes more air to enter the stomach compared to consuming drinks directly
easily formed fine lines / wrinkles around the mouth due to the activity of siphoning drinks
using a straw when consuming sugary drinks can actually reduce the risk of holes forming in the teeth if the straw is placed directly behind the mouth. In fact, most people don't put straws behind their mouths. If the placement of these straws is not right, the sugar content in the drink can be concentrated in one area and instead increases the risk of cavities forming in the teeth
You may use a straw to consume drinks. However, if you have complaints of flatulence you should avoid using straws. You can reduce the habit of using straws to prevent the formation of fine lines / wrinkles around the mouth too early. If you must use a straw to consume sweet drinks, place the straw behind your mouth or limit your consumption of sweet drinks to prevent cavities. Do not hesitate to consult a doctor if you have certain health problems, yes.
Hopefully this information helps you.