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Beware of Sports Drinks

By Brianne Jones, RDH - July 15, 2019

Beware of Sports Drinks!

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!

    Colorado Children's Dental Center
    Board Certified Pediatric Dentist serving kids in Parker, Aurora, Centennial and Castle Rock.