We work extremely hard to ensure that we treat the whole patient, which means that we care deeply not just about correcting a significant oral health problem, but also about promoting good oral health care at home. The American Dental Association has identified nine types of foods as the most damaging to our teeth. These foods promote acid-producing bacteria, break down enamel, and/or can lead to decay and disease if not used in moderation.
Number Four: Sports Drinks
This food elicits a common, confused reaction in many people, as advertisements and “popular science” have lauded the power of electrolytes to improve performance during and after exercise. However, while electrolytes are lost during exercise when we sweat and should be replenished in some ways, there are better options available than consuming sports drinks high in sugar and acid (pH) level. Sports drinks with high sugar levels can erode enamel over time, which might lead to significant decay and dental health problems. Low-sugar electrolyte replacement options, such as electrolyte-enhanced water or tablets.
If you have any questions about how your diet impacts your dental health or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.