Why Water is so Good for Your Teeth

Monday, March 26, 2018
 
 

Water not only helps adults’ teeth, but water that is fluoridated is excellent for children's dental health.

 
Drinking water helps distribute healthy nutrients, gives your skin a healthy glow and removes waste from the body, but drinking water is also a great way to keep your mouth healthy. 
 
Water and your children's dental health
In 2011, the city of Calgary, located in Canada, stopped placing fluoride in their water. A group of researchers wanted to look at the effect of fluoride in the water and children's dental health. They compared second graders in Calgary with second graders in another city that kept fluoride in their water. In 2016 the researchers discovered that tooth decay was higher in Calgary than the city that kept fluoride in their water.
 
Water Helps Clean your Teeth
Water helps to rinse away food and harmful bacteria that can get stuck between your teeth and around your gums. Although drinking things such as soda and juice may wash away bacteria, these drinks leave behind sugar and acids that harm your tooth enamel. 
 
Water Helps Keep your Mouth Hydrated
If you suffer from dry mouth, drinking water can help keep your teeth healthy. As saliva is our body’s natural cavity fighter, it is important to speak with your dentist about dry mouth and what you can do to find relief. However, drinking water will help wash away bacteria that your saliva normally would while you work to find a solution.
Besides staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water, brushing and flossing every day are two of the best ways to keep your mouth healthy.
 
If you experience dry mouth or just need to schedule a routine cleaning, be sure to contact Dr. Lechner in Delaware, OH.

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