Sports and Energy Drinks

A recent study published in General Dentistry states that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks is responsible for irreversible damage to your teeth.  Carbonated beverages contain high levels of acid, which erodes tooth enamel, the glossy outer layer of the tooth.  Dr. Nussear recommends minimizing intake of sports and energy drinks and chewing sugar-free gum or rinsing the mouth with water following consumption of these drinks.  Both tactics increase saliva flow, which naturally helps to return the acidity levels in the mouth to normal.  Dr. Nussears office is always accepting new patients.  Schedule you athletes exam today!!!