Sports drinks will rot kids' teeth in as little as 5 days5/2/2012
Handing your child a sugary sports drink might seem like a good way to replenish her during a big game, but new research shows the drinks can wreak havoc on kids' teeth in as little as five days. Researchers with the Academy of General Dentistry looked at acidity levels in 13 popular sports drinks and nine energy drinks and found that while acidity varies by brand and flavor, immersing a sample of tooth enamel in the drinks for 15 minutes four times a day caused obvious damage after only five days. If exorbitant dental bills aren't your thing but you want your kids (or you) to be ready to compete, may we suggest nature's own natural replenisher -- you know, water?
How much sports drink do you consume (and will you stop after reading this)?