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Sports drinks may give you the boost you need in the gym, but it could come at the price of your smile. At your next dental checkup in Lake Stevens, WA, ask your dentist if your favorite sports drinks could be having a negative impact on your smile. This video examines some popular drinks and the way they could affect your teeth.

Sports drinks are harmful for your teeth because they contain a large amount of sugar and acid. The sugar can cause decay, which leads to cavities and tooth loss—and then the need for dental implants. Acids can wear away your tooth enamel, causing tooth sensitivity and making your teeth more vulnerable to decay. Choose water instead of sports drinks to stay hydrated without risking your oral health.