It is very important for you to care for your teeth, and there are several things you should avoid doing and consuming. Specifically, there are some drinks, such as sodas and other soft drinks, that you should avoid altogether. Fortunately, though, there are a number of healthy drinks you could consider replacing them with.
Sodas and some juices are some of the beverages you should think about limiting. But did you know that sports drinks are another beverage you should be careful with? You see, most sports drinks are very sugary. Furthermore, sports drinks and sodas share several ingredients, such as high fructose corn syrup and salt.
One thing you could do is replace these harmful drinks with seltzer. In essence, seltzer is carbonated water, so if you enjoy bubbly drinks, this may be the option you could consider. Seltzers usually have zero grams of sugar, making it a healthier alternative. And best of all, you can find flavored seltzer as well.
You can also consider the benefits of kombucha, which is a fermented tea loaded with healthy enzymes and probiotics. Many individuals enjoy this beverage, partially because it contains fruit puree, which gives kombucha a great natural taste. Kombucha is also carbonated, but is still better for your smile than soda.
If you’re interested in learning more about these drinks, or other drinks you could consider, please don’t hesitate to contact Athens Advanced Dental at 903-675-9118. Dr. Jordan Risinger and our team will be happy to assess your smile and help you devise a plan for improving your oral care. We’re excited to hear from you soon!