When you consume water out of a city tap, your teeth are part of what benefits from this habit. It is really good for your teeth. First, it allows your mouth to stay rinsed out and hydrated, which is always good when it comes to your oral health.
However, second, and likely more importantly, it also provides fluoride to your mouth. This is what prevents cavities from forming on your teeth. It is not a foolproof method of staying cavity-free, but it does help your teeth prevent far more cavities than going without.
How Much Water Should You Drink Each Day?
The rule of thumb is that you should get eight glasses of water each day, eight ounces each. However, this does not need to all come in the form of water. Plus, this is to stay hydrated, not necessarily for the health of your mouth.
Your mouth needs a lot of liquid in it, but it doesn't all have to be water. Water is really good for you, but so are some other beverages. Things like tea and coconut water are great alternatives for your mouth when you want something other than water.
When it does come to water, however, you should be sure to try and drink at least half of those glasses each day. Your mouth needs the rinsing that comes from the water, plus your teeth really need that fluoride. The more fluoride you get from water, mouthwash, and toothpaste, the less likely you are to struggle with cavities.
If you want to know more about the dental benefits of water, contact our office today. We can help get your mouth feeling better, and make sure you are staying well hydrated, all at the same time. Reach out to us today!
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