November 10, 2016
Whether your glass is half empty or half full, drinking water is always great for your health. With our bodies being made of 60 percent of water and needs to stay hydrated in order for your system to work properly. However, drinking water isn’t just great for your physical health, it’s great for your dental health too!
Water Keeps Your Teeth Strong
Drinking water that has fluoride in it is one of the easiest and beneficial things you can do for your smile. In fact, a study done in Canada showed that children who no longer received fluoridated water had more tooth decay than those who continued to drink it.
Water Keeps Your Mouth Clean
While drinking juice or soda might help wash down dinner, it ends up leaving plenty of unwanted sugar behind. All this sugar ends up causing bacteria to gather in your teeth and produce an acid that wears away at your enamel.
However, water does quite the opposite. With every sip of water, leftover food and residue that causes cavities is easily washed away. While you will still need to keep up with proper brushing and flossing, drinking more water can do wonders for keeping your mouth strong and healthy.
Water Keeps Dry Mouth At Bay
Your mouth’s first line of defense against tooth decay and bacteria is your saliva. Your saliva has a very important job to do including washing away leftover food, helps you swallow with ease, and keeps your smile strong by washing them with fluoride, phosphate, and calcium.
However, when your mouth isn’t producing enough saliva to keep your mouth safe, you could be put at great risk for tooth decay and other oral problems. Thankfully, water can help to replace some of your lost saliva and cut down your risk until you and your dentist can work out a long term solution.
Is dry mouth putting your teeth at risk? Unhappy with your crooked teeth? Worried that you might already have tooth decay?
No matter what your dental issue may be, we at Hidden Smiles are committed to helping you strengthen your teeth so you can love your smile again. Contact us to make an appointment today!