Kind of posting this as incentive for myself to start a routine, but might be helpful for others too. Maybe the podcast guys could include a reminder too with all their carb worshipping.
We all talk about 2:1 ratios and which gels are the best and gummy bears and 90g of carbs (aka sugar) per hour and the power/RPE advantages. I’ve never heard the downside of cavities and decaying teeth discussed though. I remember reading an article years ago about how endurance athletes are more susceptible to those issues because of all the sugar consumed, and how it tends to linger in our mouths because of excess saliva (?). We’re all basically eating like unsupervised 8 year old boys for 2hrs a day…then I’ll have a protein shake and maybe a post ride meal… And go about the rest of my day.
I imagine getting in a routine of ride, protein shake, brush teeth would make all our dentists much happier. Been mostly cavity free to this point, would be nice to stay that way.