Soft Drinks for high risk Ortho patients.....

Do you find that Gatorade or other soft drink consumption is most high in ortho patients ?

Most children in orthodontics are teenagers and frequently engaged in sports. Being in pediatrics and in ortho as well, I have seen a rise is consumption of sports drinks.  Unfortunately they are usually very high in sugar and are frequently "sipped" before, during , and after their games. With all the ortho going on in their mouth, you have to ask the question... Are they at much higher risk for caries???


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  • sure and erosion also with carbonated soft drinks.........i always advice my ortho patients to go slow on soft drinks during treatment.
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