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Why Pediatric Dentists Say Sports Drinks and Teens are a Dangerous Team

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Sports drinks score with kids and parents because they’re believed to boost athletic performance. But these drinks are sidelined by pediatric dentists who know they can do major dental damage.

The Dangers of Sports Drinks

According to research studies, sports drinks have been shown to do more damage to teeth than colas, juices, and energy drinks. The high levels of acids and sugar can erode tender tooth enamel and rot the roots of teeth if consumed on a frequent basis. Luckily, athletes who limit their intake to an occasional sports drink to hydrate in games should see no signs of damage. But pediatric dentists are very concerned because many kids are having sports drinks all throughout the day and not practicing proper dental care. This allows these acids and sugars to continue building up and basically eat away at their teeth. Soon, they start to see the erosive effects of these dangerous sports drinks. The only way to correct this erosion is to seek treatment from an affordable family dentistry practitioner or your kids dentist.

Play Down Dental Damage

Although pediatric dentists warn about the dangers, children keep chugging these sports drinks and show no signs of stopping. While many parents think that these drinks are helping and hydrating kids and simply have no idea that they’re doing so much damage, other parents feel that it’s too hard to curb their child’s consumption and just let them have what they want. Since kids will be kids and chug what they choose, here are some simple tips to help play down their dental damage:

  • Drink acidic beverages through a straw to reduce their contact with teeth.
  • Alternate sips of water with acidic drinks to keep their acids and sugars from sticking to teeth.
  • Follow good oral hygiene habits, including daily brushing and flossing.
  • Do not brush until approximately 20 minutes after drinking sports drinks because this could brush away vulnerable enamel.
  • Have routine check-ups at an affordable family dentistry practice.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Frederick, call Dental One Associates of Frederick today at (301) 862-6783 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Frederick. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Frederick, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Frederick.

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