Spring Fever

Spring has arrived! It seems as if everyone gets excited for outside activities, baseball, and spending more time with your family. Being busy with school work and practices can be pretty hectic (I have four of my own), which brings me to the topic of sports drinks.

What many people may not know is that sports drinks, when constantly sipped throughout the day, has a huge impact on our teeth. The levels of acid in drinks like gatorade or powerade can cause harm and decay. Drinking anything but water has the potential for tooth decay, and even more potential when it’s sitting on our teeth all day long. Even mixing drinks with water still has the ability to cause cavitites.

If you decide to have sports drinks any other time than practices or with meals, remember to brush your teeth really good before bedtime, and don’t forget that floss!