We’re often told that drinking enough water is essential for good overall health, glowing skin, and even weight loss. But how important is water for our oral health?
Water is the best drink of choice if you’re conscious about the health of your teeth. This is because most water contains fluoride; a vital mineral for helping us to fight cavities. Fluoride does this by aiding the remineralisation of the tooth enamel and preventing harmful bacteria producing the acids that attack the teeth and cause decay.
However, drinking water can also ensure that the fluoride is present within our own saliva, meaning that we will have that important protection at all times. Children who drink fluoridated water will also benefit greatly because it will help them to develop strong permanent adult teeth.
In addition to the fluoride benefits, water doesn’t contain anything harmful to our precious tooth enamel. Juices and fizzy drinks are often very acidic, and can erode the tooth enamel, even if they are sugar free!
Choosing water with your meal is not only a more refreshing option, it will also do a better job of washing away leftover foods and diluting any sugars. Winner!
Finally, and quite obviously, water is also clear! This means that it causes no staining in the way that other drinks – such as tea, coffee, and wine – can. So if you’re aiming for a bright, white, healthy smile, when thirst hits quench it with a cold glass of refreshing water!
Of course, drinking enough H20 is only one facet of achieving great oral health. It is important to couple excellent hydration with a home care regime that is second to none. If you’d like to discuss your oral health and learn some top tips on how to boost it, just give us a call on 0161 428 2447.