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Why Your Teeth Need You to Keep Up with Drinking Plenty of Water
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Sean Saghatchi
We all know that water is one of the healthiest beverage options available, but did you know that water can actually benefit your oral health? Like the rest of your body, your teeth need you to stay hydrated, and these are a few ways that water can benefit your mouth.
Strengthen Your Enamel
Public drinking water has fluoride added to its sources. This is important for protecting the enamel. Fluoride is known as nature's cavity fighter, and drinking fluoridated water is one of the easiest things you can do to prevent decay. Water fluoridation is recommended by the American Dental Association, the American Medical Association, and the CDC.
Neutralize pH Level
When you eat and drink throughout the day, the pH level of your mouth will change. Coffee, soda, and citrus fruits are especially problematic, but everything will alter the pH to some extent. Water has an ideal pH value at approximately 7, so when you drink water after a meal, the water will work to stabilize the pH. This is why you should rinse your mouth out immediately after eating or drinking rather than brushing your teeth.
Rinse Away Acids, Bacteria, and Debris
Another reason that water is so good for your mouth is that it works to rinse away debris. A well-lubricated mouth is better able to remove food particles, plaque, bacteria, and acids before they have a chance to damage the teeth. Dry mouth can be damaging to the teeth and gums but drinking enough water will ensure that that the oral tissues remain well-hydrated.
Additionally, water can take the place of sugary beverages that can lead to issues like obesity and tooth decay, so there are many good reasons to make sure you are drinking enough. Call us today to learn more about how water and other health improvements can benefit your smile.
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