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DRINKING ENERGY AND SPORTS DRINKS on a regular basis is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people. But did you know that these drinks can be extremely damaging to your teeth?

Sports and Energy Drinks Are Highly Acidic

It’s important to remember the purposes of each of these drinks so as not to consume them more often than you should. Energy drinks may provide a pick-me-up during a long day at work, but drinking one or more energy drinks every day can damage your teeth in the long run.

Sports drinks were made to keep your body hydrated and energized during bouts of intense exercise. While they may be beneficial during a good workout, these drinks should never take the place of water and should not be consumed casually or on a daily basis.

The reason for this is that both energy and sports drinks are highly acidic. Regularly consuming food or drink with high acidity levels wears away your tooth enamel. This makes teeth more susceptible to cavities, tooth discoloration, and sensitivity.

The Combination of Sugar and Acid Packs a Mean Punch

Energy and sports drinks launch a twofold attack on your teeth: while acid weakens the enamel, sugar feeds cavity-causing bacteria and contributes to decay. Not a good combo! While sugar-free options are available, the majority of these types of drinks are chock full of sugar. Unfortunately, even the sugar-free versions are still as acidic as their sweet counterparts.

Consume Acidic And Sugary Beverages Wisely

Here are some tips to protect your teeth if you are drinking energy and sports drinks:

  1. Don’t make it a daily habit. Drink sports drinks only during high-intensity workouts, not on a regular basis, and minimize the number of energy drinks you consume.
  2. Drink it all at once instead of sipping throughout the day.
  3. Rinse out your mouth or chew sugarless gum afterward. This will help increase saliva production and counteract acidity.

Know The Facts, Protect Your Smile

Believe it or not, the adverse effects these drinks have on teeth isn’t widely known. With 30 to 50 percent of U.S. teens consuming energy drinks, and as many as 62 percent consuming at least one sports drink per day, it’s important that people understand how damaging they can be to teeth.

If you have more questions about sports or energy drinks, call us at 1-877-LANE-DDS or send us a message by filling out our contact us form!

We’re always happy to hear from our patients and we love to make you smile!

JOIN LANE & ASSOCIATES FAMILY DENTISTRY AT THE 2018 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY APRIL 28TH!

Our staff will be out all day enjoying the beautiful weather and awesome activities planned by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Stop by our promotional tent for a chance to spin our prize wheel and play Plinko to win some awesome dental goodies, sunglasses, and even t-shirts!

Join the event on facebook and check out our facebook page for more details!

VISIT LANE & ASSOCIATES AT THE RALEIGH NC GIRLS WORLD EXPO 2018!

Girls World Expo is a day-long event created by local teen girls for local teen girls – the local Girls Advisory Board is made up of teens from Raleigh who have created a unique show just for teenage girls! We have also worked closely with our local media partner, to fill the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations, and vendors that serve your needs in the Raleigh area! All of our Raleigh NC Dentist offices will be present at the event.

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, April 22nd from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd Cary, NC 27513

Find out exactly what Girls World Expo Raleigh is all about by watching the video below and stop by our booth at the Expo to win some amazing prizes!!

VISIT LANE & ASSOCIATES AT THE MOUNT OLIVE NC PICKLE FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH!

The 2018 N.C. Pickle Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, April 27-28th. The Friday Night Downtown events run from 5 pm-10 pm, and the Festival Main Day runs Saturday from 9 am-6 pm. For complete details, go to N.C. Pickle Festival website at www.ncpicklefest.org!

 

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry Mount Olive NC will be at the Festival on Saturday, April 28th so stop on by our promotional tent for special prizes! Follow @NCPickleFest and @LaneDDS on Instagram or download the NCPickleFest app to stay in-the-know!

The NC Pickle Festival is an event thousands look forward to year after year!

The event has so much to offer, which is what draws in such large, diverse crowds. There is something for everyone at the festival for people of all ages. Still not sold as to why you should pack the car and bring the family? Below are five reasons why you can’t miss the 2018 NC Pickle Festival.

1. Ollie’s Anthem Contest
Show how much you love pickles with a performance from the heart. We have the lyrics but need your spin. Put our words to your music, record your performance in a video and upload it. Submissions will be put up to an online vote and two of the top vote-getters will have the opportunity to perform LIVE at N.C. Pickle Festival on Saturday, April 28. The grand prize will be a year’s supply of Mt. Olive Products and $350 cash. The runner-up will receive $100 cash.

2. Foodies Galore
If you are a foodie, N.C. Pickle Fest is the place to be! The day-long festival features many food-oriented aspects. Sample delicious chili from award-winning competitors in a variety of categories or try your hand at the Pickle Eating competition! One thing is certain, you will not leave the festival with an empty stomach.

3. Great Way to Get Moving
Before you enjoy all the delicious pickles and other yummy festival food, attendees will have the opportunity to get moving. On Friday night, we offer the Cuke Patch 5K Glow Run! Start your Saturday by spinning your way through the Tour de Pickle, a bicycle race where you will ride through scenic Wayne, Duplin, and Sampson counties!

4. Family Fun for Everyone
The NC Pickle Festival is truly an event the entire family will enjoy. Catch Circus Stella, take a twirl on the carnival rides, enjoy magic shows and roaming clowns. Families can also partake in the Pickle Packing Production Challenge, ride the Pickle Train, watch the Mascot Race, check out the Student Art contest, and more. Check out the Festival App mobile guide to plan your day!

5. UMO Artisan Village
Finally, support local artists, artisans, and craftsmen at the Artisan Village, sponsored by the University of Mount Olive. Here you will find fine art, paintings, pottery and glasswork, jewelry and more! You can watch live demonstrations, purchase products, and learn about different crafts. The Artisan Village is located on the corner of East Main and Center Streets.

There truly is fun for everyone at the NC Pickle Festival and we hope you will join us this year on Saturday, April 28th in beautiful downtown Mount Olive!

COME ON OUT TO ROSEBORO’S FIRST ANNUAL BLOOMFEST CELEBRATING ALL THINGS SPRING!

This year Lane & Associates Family Dentistry in Roseboro NC is a Red Rose sponsor! We will be out all day celebrating in our classic blue and white striped tent and will be giving away fun prizes, so stop on by!

Save the Date: Saturday, April 28th, 10 am – 4 pm

Downtown Roseboro will be the site of the first Bloomfest festival. There are so many activities planned for the entire family…

  • Vendors
  • Food trucks
  • Bouncy Houses
  • Touch-A-Truck
  • Live Music
  • Crafts & More!!

Check out the event on Facebook here and find out more by visiting our facebook page below.

EVER HEARD OF A DENTIST OFFICE WITH A VISITING FOOD TRUCK?! WELL, NOW YOU HAVE!

Come on out to our Food Truck Thursday at our Raleigh Wake Forest Rd Dentist Office!

From now until the end of December 2018 we will be having a recurring Food Truck stop by our Raleigh Wake Forest Rd office on Thursdays from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm! Schedule your dental appointment before or after so that you can enjoy some delicious food truck cuisine!

This week we will have Pablanos Tacos and More visiting, check out the facebook event below and follow our facebook page to stay up-to-date with all upcoming trucks!