KEEPING HEALTHY SPORTS AND EXERCISE BEHAVIOR
Your entire body benefits from physical exercise. Physical exercise helps you to shade a lot of weight, and lowers your chances of getting chronic conditions. It also adds to your physique making you look much better. However it is important to ask ourselves if our own way of doing sports and workout a healthy habit or we are endangering our health with it.
Loss of enamel
Sports and workouts can be energy intensive and so along the way as work out you may feel the need to boost your energy. Probably at such times you have always opted for energy or sports drink to boost your performance. What you have probably never been told is the effect of sports drinks on your teeth.
The ports drinks that we find valuable as a source of energy erode the enamel very fast and their continued use may result into loss of the enamel of your teeth. Enamel is irreplaceable, so this I a permanent damage that many sports people are unaware of. This is because sport drinks are highly acidic and attack the teeth just as an acid diluted in water would. When the high acid content eats away the enamel of the teeth making it wear and grow thinner each time you drink, they become more susceptible to cavities that have a quick progression. The weakened teeth can also easily break or crack
Enamel is translucent it slowly adopts the color of the energy drink. Your teeth being already thin it becomes a tricky affair to try to whiten them.
Cavities occur because of the acid produced by plaque bacteria dissolve the dentine. How much more quickly cavities come when acid from sports and energy drinks support the corrosion of the dentine. The sports drinks also provide food and a suitable acidic environment for plaque bacteria.
What to do
If you doubt the possibility of stopping all at once the habit of drinking your sweet energy drink, you can change how you drink it. Do not drink slowly, instead you should be take it quickly and then rinse your mouth with water to reduce the time the acid spends in your mouth.
Use an alternative
Dissolve sugar in water and drink to restore your energy, it will be much safer. Have enough water to rinse your mouth all through the exercise as a good health practice.
If your teeth have already lost their crown, you can visit your dentist to give you crowns for your teeth. For cavities you can get your teeth filled before they are damaged beyond repair.
Lastly, it is important to take dental health as importantly as the physical health. See your dentist as regularly as possible.