Plenty of us have been witness to the heavily advertised sports drinks and some even market themselves as being a “healthy alternative” when in reality they are not! Sport bars and drinks contain a significant amount of sugar, which is the main dietary cause of tooth decay. Too much sugar, too often, can lead to dental decay.
If you are consuming sports food and drink at various sporting activities over the course of the week you can reduce the acidic effect by:
1. having your drink with a meal
2. don’t sip or swish your sports drink around in the mouth
3. rinse your mouth out with water after a meal
Read the labels and be aware of the sugar content in your sports food and drink! It might just save you $$ at your next dental appointment!