Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Three Natural Sports Drinks That Are Gentle On Your Child's Teeth

by Charlotte Beck

Children who are involved in athletics burn a lot of energy. They sweat a lot, and this can cause them to become dehydrated very quickly. There are a lot of sports drinks that are marketed to kids, and as a parent you may be confused about what you should be giving your child to help them stay hydrated when they play sports.

Commercially manufactured sports drinks contain a lot of sugar and acids which can damage tooth enamel. Natural alternatives are always healthier in the long run. Sports drinks that you create in your kitchen are a good alternative to manufactured sports drinks, since you can control the amount of sugar and acids that your child's teeth will be exposed to.

Coconut Water

Coconut water is famous for its rehydration properties, and it is often used as rehydration therapy for kids and adults who are losing fluids through diarrhea and vomiting. The nutrients in coconut water are just as effective for kids who are losing fluids and other nutrients through playing sports. Coconut water is loaded with potassium and natural salts that are gentle on your child's teeth — this is what makes it such an effective sports drink for kids who play sports.

Vitamin C Powdered Drink

Vitamin C is responsible for the repair of cells in the body. When your child plays sports, the cells in their muscles will become fatigued. Replenishing vitamin C is a great way to keep your child's muscles from failing. You can create your own vitamin C drink by adding vitamin C powder to any fruit juice that you make. You can add a bit of water to the mixture as well. This drink is easy to create and free of artificial ingredients that can damage tooth enamel. Be wary of using too much fruit juice, however, since this can also have a lot of sugar.

Green Tea Brew

A green tea brew is a great way to keep your child hydrated. Mix the tea with some calcium magnesium powder along with some fruit juice you have created. Green tea is lightly caffeinated and will provide an instant energy boost along with calcium magnesium which will replenish nutrients that have been lost while playing sports. The light natural sugars in the fruit juice also provide an instant energy boost. If your child does not think the brew is sweet enough, do not add sugar. Instead, add a little honey to make it tastier.

These three natural drinks are easy to make, and are easier on your child's teeth than commercially manufactured sports drinks. When you and your child next visit the dentist, like Children's Dental Center Of Central Iowa PLC, the office should be happy to see healthy teeth. 


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Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

As a homeschool parent and independent contractor, I don't always have time to practice good dental care. I often find myself in a rush just to meet my daily tasks and goals. My lack of good dental care eventually caught up with me. After experiencing severe pain in my back tooth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist found a large hole in the center of the tooth. Root canal treatment couldn't save the tooth, so my dentist extracted it. I learned a very painful and valuable lesson that day. No matter how hectic my life is, I should still make time to brush and floss my teeth properly. I'm here to help you and other people avoid painful dental problems with my blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth clean and how to spot dental problems before they get out of control. Good luck.