Sports drinks send young athletes to the dentist's bench

07/30/2014 | KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh)

Dentists say they are treating more young people for tooth decay because they don't realize how much sports drinks can damage their teeth. The sugar in sports drinks feeds oral bacteria, generating acid that causes tooth decay. The rate of decay is approaching epidemic levels as young people emulate athletes and youth and high school sports teams supply the beverages, says pediatric dentist Katelyn Woods.

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