Why you need to drink more water to protect your teeth
Posted on 8/22/2022 by Dr. Nick Raptou
Our dentists understand the importance of hydration to oral and overall wellness. Along with regular dental visits, and basic practices such as flossing and brushing twice a day, drinking water will ensure that you avoid tooth decay and cavities. At our clinic, you will get tips and advice from our experts on the best ways to keep your teeth healthy and strong. The following are the reasons why drinking water is good for your teeth.
Water cleans your mouth
When you drink plenty of water, it will wash food particles and acids that may accumulate after eating. In this way, there will be a minimal accumulation of tartar which is the primary reason why your teeth can start decaying. Sweet drinks have sugar, which when broken-down turns into acids that eat into your enamel. When you drink water, you will get rid of the acids and bacteria in your mouth, therefore protecting your teeth in the process.
It prevents a dry mouth
Water hydrates your body and your mouth. A dry mouth is a recipe for tooth decay and cavities since you will not have enough saliva to wash away food particles and acids from your mouth. When you have enough saliva, you will also be able to chew and swallow food with ease.
Water can help to rebuild your enamel
Water has important minerals such as calcium and fluoride which can strengthen your teeth. Drinking water, therefore, re-mineralizes your teeth leaving them strong to perform their primary functions.
You can reach us by phone if you suspect you might have teeth problems. Our dentists are skilled and knowledgeable and can help you prevent tooth decay and cavities. You can also visit us at the practice to get a thorough examination to ensure you maintain strong healthy teeth.
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