By Brianne Jones, RDH - July 15, 2019
Due to the high sugar content and acids in sports drinks, they have erosive potential and the ability to dissolve even fluoride-rich enamel, which can lead to cavities.
To minimize dental problems, your pediatric dentist will recommend children avoid sports drinks and hydrate with water before, during and after sports. Be sure to talk to your childs dentist before using sports drinks.
If sports drinks are consumed:
Reduce the frequency and contact time
Swallow immediately and do not swish them around the mouth
Neutralize the effect of sports drinks by alternating sips of water with the drink
Rinse mouthguards only in water
If you have any questions regarding diet or oral health, please contact us or another pediatric/kids dentist at any time!
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