The team at La Costa Dental Excellence, serving Encinitas, Carlsbad or San Marcos wants to discuss sports drinks and the effect they have on your oral health. If you’re health conscious, you may think that these are better for you than water.
While it’s true that sports drinks help maintain electrolyte levels in the body (and pose fewer health risks than energy drinks), their acidity can erode tooth enamel. And when tooth enamel erodes, those pearly whites get more staining, discoloration, and decay. Also, they often contain sugar, which just becomes fuel for cavity-causing bacteria.
Nobody wants discolored teeth, so next time you’re at the gym, try substituting water for sports drinks.
If you have already discovered staining or tooth discoloration and would like to know more about porcelain veneers or teeth whitening, give us a call.
At La Costa Dental Excellence, serving Encinitas, Carlsbad or San Marcos, services include general and family dentistry, sedation dentistry, and a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including dental implants, teeth whitening, and Invisalign.
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