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Why Pediatric Dentists Aren’t Game About Sports Drinks and Teens

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Sports drinks have the healthy image of boosting athletic performance, which has made them a winner with kids and their parents. But pediatric dentists say the game is up on these dangerous drinks because of their long-term erosive effects.

Drink in the Dangers

Studies show that sports drinks can do more damage to teeth than colas, juices, and energy drinks. Their high levels of acids and sugar can corrode 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 kids 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 corrosion is to seek serious treatment from an affordable family dentistry practitioner.

Have a Sporting Chance of Saving Teeth

Despite the warnings and wisdom of pediatric dentists, children keep chugging these sports drinks and show no signs of stopping their sipping. And many parents think that these drinks are helping and hydrating kids and simply have no idea that they’re doing so much damage, while 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:

  • Try alternating sips of water with acidic drinks to stop their sugars and acids from clinging to teeth.
  • Use a straw with acidic drinks to reduce their contact with teeth.
  • Practice good oral hygiene habits like daily brushing and flossing.
  • Don’t brush your teeth until about 20 minutes after consumption because this may brush away vulnerable enamel.
  • Get regular check-ups at an affordable family dentistry practice.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, 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 Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

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