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Does Drinking More Water Protect Your Teeth?


Posted on 7/4/2022 by Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Does Drinking More Water Protect Your Teeth?Water is the most important drink for our body. It helps keep the body clean while removing the waste in our body. Our bodies are 60% water hence it shows its importance. Our dental health is also reliant on our water intake. Brushing our teeth and flossing are the basic ways of keeping our dental health. We are going to discuss the role of water in oral health.

Functions of Water in Oral Health


Water contains minerals that strengthen the teeth. Water In some nations has fluoride included in fluoride in water is the most efficient way to strengthen the teeth. It also prevents tooth decay and cavities. Water also helps with maintaining full body health. Drinking water instead of juices and sodas can improve your health. Choosing water after eating helps wash down the food. Water help decontamination of the body. It washes away the bad stuff from the mouth. It helps the saliva in cleaning the teeth and removing the food in the teeth. These foods may cause tooth cavities.

Drinking water helps hydrate the gums. Poor gum health may lead to worse effects on the teeth and it may cause tooth loss or even infect the blood. The infection may affect the heart and even the brain. Water helps keep the gums hydrated and freshened as well as the mouth. Hydrated mouths are able to keep the alkaline levels and cleanse the teeth and gums. Dry mouths lead to the accumulation of bacteria which makes the mouth acidic and leads to cavities. Water also has calcium and phosphate which makes the teeth stronger. Water is a calorie-free drink. Drinks with calories are some of the causes of cavities and decay. Water is free from sugars and hence does not lead to the accumulation of bacteria on the teeth. Water assists maintain the pH. level of the mouth as alkaline. The alkaline pH. does not allow bacteria to develop in the mouth.



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