Dental Health Tips for the Workout Enthusiast – Sports Drinks

As a workout enthusiast, your body is your temple, and you are super in touch with its workings, but did you know that your rehydration efforts could be playing havoc on your teeth?

A study published in the clinical journal of Academy of General Dentistry found that sports drinks contain so much harmful-to-your-teeth acid, that damage occurs after a mere five days of consistent consumption. And don’t think that if you only sip it you’re safe. Even just sipping these drinks throughout your workout exposes your teeth to frequent sugar doses, which means more acid, each sip attack lasts about 20 minutes.

A great alternative to these drinks is natural coconut water. It promotes hydration, sports anti-inflammatory properties, and helps to balance glucose and insulin levels. According to WebMD, natural coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink.

Dr. Hanson graduated with honors from the University of Florida, having earned her BS degree in food science and human nutrition. That background, coupled with her doctoral of dental medicine degree from University of Florida College of Dentistry (Magna Cum Laude), make her a great conversationalist about how whole body health promotes dental health.

We know that as a workout enthusiast, you pamper all the structures of its temple. Your teeth are an integral part of that temple. Book your appointment with Dr. Hanson today at 386.760.1200!

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