Drinking Sports Drinks Is Dangerous to Your Mouth
Sports drinks are a disaster waiting to happen for your teeth. They add in processed salt, not really offering much nutritionally for the electrolytes you have lost, and then they add in processed sugar, adding to the damage they do to your teeth.
However, the biggest offender of the sports drink is how much acid it adds to your mouth. This can quickly cause damage to your teeth and leave them reeling from the pain. Instead, drink coconut water and tap water. They will help your mouth and allow your body to recover from the exercise naturally.
Breathing with Your Mouth Open Can Increase Your Cavity Chances
When you breathe with your mouth open, it dries out your mouth. This means there is less saliva protecting your teeth. This, in turn, causes your chances of developing cavities to increase dramatically.
In order to stop this, you must consciously make an effort to breathe through your nose during exercise. It helps cut the chances of developing cavities down, and it forces you to focus on your breathing when working out.
To help protect your mouth further when you regularly work out, make sure you also see your dentist. He or she can look around inside your mouth and make sure everything looks good and healthy, just like you want with your body.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about exercises effects on your oral health.