The problem is that sports drinks are high in sugar and are acidic, and product marketing campaigns are ignoring the detrimental impact sports drinks can have on teeth and general health. If consumed socially and in large quantities, these drinks can lead to serious problems - such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and gout, as well as poor oral health in the form of caries (decay which leads to the need for fillings) and acid erosion (of the enamel which leads to tooth sensitivity)
At One Dental Care, we are passionate about helping our patients maintain a healthy, happy smile for life. Along with regular visits to the dentist and hygienist that allow us to help you keep on top of any oral health problems before they worsen, we recommend keeping a tab on the amount of sugary and acidic drinks that you (and your children) consume as well as advise a good ‘at-home’ dental health routine to ensure that you are minimizing the risk of tooth decay by following Five Simple Steps on a daily basis.
For more information about looking after your smile, please contact your local One Dental Care dental practice in either Dalry, Kilbirnie or Beith to book an appointment with one of our friendly hygienists.
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