Water: Good for You and Your Teeth
We all know water is great for our bodies—but do you know how important water is for your teeth? Take a look at these three fascinating ways that water benefits our pearly whites.
1. It washes away debris. Why does this matter? Some drinks aren’t just high in acid—they’re high in sugar also, both which can leave its mark on your teeth. Not only is water refreshing, it helps to wash away the residue left behind after sipping something sweet.
2. It keeps your teeth strong. How? Most municipal water contains fluoride, which is often referred to as “nature’s cavity fighter.”
3. It fights dry mouth. Saliva is necessary to help fight tooth decay as it helps to wash away leftover food. But when your supply of saliva runs low, dry mouth runs rampant. Reaching for a cool glass of water to fight dry mouth can help take the place of saliva until we can help you reach a permanent solution.