May 16, 2018
There is a lot of confusion about sports drinks and energy drinks, and parents are unaware of the difference. Sport drinks, contain carbohydrates, minerals, electrolytes and flavoring. It may be used for athletes who engage in vigorous physical activity. Plain water is best during and after exercise. Energy drinks in the other hand contains large amounts of caffeine, it is not recommended for children or adolescents.
Sports and energy drinks cause irreversible damage to the teeth of teens and young adults. Dr. Abazari and our team at Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry encourage our patients to limit their intake of sports drinks. Frequency of drinking energy/sports drinks may lead to enamel erosion which makes teeth susceptible to decay staining and hypersensitivity.
Dr. Abazari our team can help identify early signs of erosion and offer prevention.