When fueling workouts with high sugar sports nutrition – as you definitely should do if exercising either with intensity, or if the session lasts for a while – the effect on teeth can be significant (science). Both the direct effect of low pH drinks and the indirect effects of bacteria on your teeth, can lead to an increase in cavities, discoloration and “death breath”.
So why not brush your teeth after drinking high sugar sports drinks? Because you’d strip the sugar-softened enamel off, that’s the main reason. Also, recovery beers don’t taste quite as nice with a minty kick!
base buys you some much needed time, reducing the effect of sugar on your teeth, allowing you to keep using high carbohydrate products and maintain performance. Train safe in the knowledge that your teeth are protected with base.