Before you go to grab a sports drink to sip on in between classes, sets at the gym or after a run, ask yourself if water could be a better option for you. The majority of sports drinks contain carbohydrates which begin breaking down in the mouth, bathing your teeth in sugar for 20 minutes following your last sip. If you’re drinking that bottle of Gatorade over the coarse of an hour, your sugary teeth have been feeding cavity-producing bacteria for almost a hour and a half! Water would be a much better choice. Sports drinks are best consumed in a short amount of time rather than a long duration. Drink it, be done with it and (if possible) brush afterwards or at least swish with water.
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