We are still in this crazy heat wave, the importance of drinking lots of water is stronger than ever, especially with all the smoke in the air. Drinking sufficient amounts of water also have an impact on your oral health.
Water provides healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives your skin a healthy glow and keeps your muscles moving. Have fluoride water for your oral health is important for preventing cavities.
There are many reasons to explain the importance of water for oral health.
- No Dry Mouth
Saliva is 99% water and saliva is the first combat for tooth decay. Saliva washes away leftover food, helps you swallow with ease and keeps your teeth strong by washing them with calcium, phosphate and fluoride. But when your mouth is dry, you won’t have sufficient saliva.
- Get Rid of Bad Stuff in Your Mouth
We all know that brushing your teeth and flossing is important to keep your mouth clean. But drinking water is also important for keeping your mouth clean. Water washes away cavity-causing bacteria – the stuff that loves to eat sugar and produce acid that wears away enamel, which is the outer shell of your teeth.
- Stronger Teeth
Fluoride is the teeth’s natural cavity fighter. Fluoride is a mineral and in the right amount, fluoride in drinking water strengthens teeth. Drinking water with fluoride make it able to seep this strong mineral into your enamel. It helps to repair the enamel by replenishing the lost calcium and phosphorous to keep your teeth hard.
Your oral health is so important to us, but so is your overall health. Please make sure your drinking enough water in this heat wave and fire season. If you feel like you’re not drinking enough water set an alarm on your phone to give you reminders to drink that water!