True or False: Drinking Water Benefits Your Teeth
Drinking water helps keep our bodies hydrated and healthy. We all know the health benefits that water gives to the body, but how about the specific ways that this drink benefits our teeth? TRUTH: Along with regular oral hygiene, like brushing and flossing your teeth, water is one of the best ways to prevent cavities and poor gum health. Are you interested in finding out more ways that drinking water can benefit your teeth? Read on to learn more.
Water Keeps Your Mouth Clean
First off, drinking water is the best way to keep your mouth clean. Rather than drinking sugary drinks that can harm your teeth, water will help clean away any food or debris that’s stuck in your teeth. By simply drinking one glass of water a day rather than an acidic, harmful drink, you can reduce bad breath, wash away residue, and protect tooth enamel.
Water Can Help to Strengthen Your Teeth
Not all water is created equal. We recommend drinking water with fluoride, as it’s a great way to prevent your teeth from getting cavities. Generally, fluoride is found in your tap water and not in your purified water bottles that you get in the grocery store. Drinking enough water containing fluoride can help strengthen those beautiful pearly whites and help keep them protected and healthy.
Water Rids of Dry Mouth
Did you know that saliva is your mouth’s defense against tooth decay? This fact is one of the reasons why drinking water benefits your oral health. If your mouth is dry and you have less saliva, you may be more at risk for tooth decay. Easily prevent dry mouth by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. We love to see you, but more water can equal fewer trips to the dentist.
Learn More With Dr. Pollock
Drinking water is excellent for your body, mind, and mouth! Make sure that you are replacing at least one of your sugary drinks with a glass of water. Dr. Pollock at Rockwall Oral Surgery would love to speak more about the importance of your oral health. For any questions, please give us a call today at (469) 264-8921 or reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.