Athletes are not the only ones who are vulnerable to sports drink-related dental problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 80 percent of the population has at least one cavity. While not all such cavities are related to sports drinks, it stands to reason that reducing your sports drink consumption could reduce your risk of suffering from dental decay.
Plain water, along with electrolyte-containing fruits and veggies (for example, bananas are a great source of potassium), can help you stay hydrated while you pursue your athletic passions. Regularly visiting your dentist for cleanings and checkups can also play a huge role in making sure that your oral health thrives for many years to come.
Sports drinks and your oral health have a negative relationship. If you regularly consume these beverages, now is the time to adjust your habits — your teeth will thank you!
About the Author
Dr. Jared Jacobskind earned his dental degree from Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine. He is a skilled dentist who is proud to serve the residents of Manchester at First Line Dental. If you would like to talk with him and our team about how you can make wise choices every day to protect your teeth from damage, contact us at 860-327-5990.