Sports drinks and energy drinks are everywhere on the market today. Any time you hit a checkout counter, they are right there looking cold and delicious. Who doesn’t need an energy boost in the afternoon? But these drinks may actually be doing more damage to your teeth than you know.
These drinks pack a high amount of acidic ingredients. If you look down the list of ingredients on the bottle, you can probably identify a handful of them that just sound dangerous by their title. The acid content in these drinks is dangerous for the enamel in your teeth, causing weak spots and even causing the enamel to prematurely corrode. Once your enamel is gone, there is no getting it back.
Too Much Sugar
In order to make these drinks taste good, the manufacturers add a lot of sugar to the mix. Sugar is not good for your teeth as you probably already know. The bacteria that live in your mouth feed off of the sugar, multiplying and taking over your mouth. These bad guys give you stinky breath, can cause cavities and eat away at the enamel of your teeth. It is better to pick a drink with less sugar, or none, such as water.
Not A Replacement For Water
These drinks were made for a certain purpose. Energy drinks are made to rehydrate you after exercise. They contain extra electrolytes and other minerals that get depleted when you sweat a lot. If you drink them on a regular basis without working out, your body can build up extra minerals that you don’t need. This can cause a lot of harmful conditions in your body. It is better to drink water on a daily basis and let your body naturally rehydrate.
If you are having problems with sensitive teeth from too many sports and energy drinks, make an appointment with us as soon as possible. We can help you figure out the best solution. We also handle braces and other orthodontics, giving you the best smile you can possibly have. Call Hidden Smiles today!