Sports Drinks: Good for Hydration, Bad for Your Teeth
It’s that time of year again! Your children are back on teams, running bases and tackling one another. Sports are great, especially when the weather gets warmer. What do warm weather and sports create? Dehydration. It’s important to know what to give your child to hydrate themselves during sports events, and even playing outside. It’s probably not a surprise to hear that sports drinks are harmful to teeth. Why?
The energy-boosting carbohydrates that are offered in sports drinks come from ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and sucrose. To give you an idea, a 12-oz bottle might contain 21 grams of sugar. Sugar causes harm to your teeth, especially if it sits on your teeth during the duration of the entire game, and more. Sure, it’s less sugar than a bottle of soda, but 100% more than a bottle of water.
Sports drinks are loaded with citric acid. The only thing good about that is the fact that it extends shelf life, but it declines the life of your teeth. Citric acid strips the enamel from your teeth, making them more sensitive and prone to developing cavities. Do you know what doesn’t contain citric acid? Water.
There are many studies out there that show how bad sports drinks are for teeth. Fortunately, should your child drink one of these once in a while at a sports event on a hot day, the Kangaroo Oral Care toothbrush can save the day. When your child gets home, make sure they pick up the toothbrush, disperse the toothpaste, hit the flashing light timer and get brushing!
It’s safe to say that sports drinks are not the answer for your children. Stick to water and properly taking care of their teeth. Kangaroo Oral Care provides the tool to make sure your children’s teeth remain clean and healthy. Check out our website today to check the toothbrush out for yourself!
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