Water and Your Dental Health
Brushing your teeth two times a day and flossing once per day is pretty much common knowledge for good dental hygiene, and you’ll hear that echoed by every dentist out there. But what else can we really do to keep our #dental #health top notch?
There’s using baking soda and water to brush your teeth for whitening, of course. And there’s also using a water pick to get into your #gumline far better than your #toothbrush bristles can. But one of the best things you can do (that you probably didn’t think of) is drinking ample amounts of water on a daily basis. Why exactly is that, though?
Increases saliva production
Whether you knew this or not, saliva is extremely important to your mouth. Your spit actually is a natural cleanser while also serving to break down food so that it can be digested much easier. The more saliva you have, the better. So, drinking water increases that, which can ward off dry mouth.
Hydrates your mouth
We need #water, there’s no other way to put it. But your mouth needs it even more, which can make it so that your teeth don’t become eroded by particles or bacteria that eat at the enamel.
Water usually contains fluoride
In your tap water there’s actually fluoride that is a natural cleanser and strengthener for your teeth. It’s what you usually find in toothpaste to help clean your teeth. Fluoride can also help build up lost enamel, though, which is a major bonus for your dental health.
Did you know that there’s a balance between having healthy teeth and developing cavities? Fluoride helps to keep that balance in favor of healthy teeth, so you should drink as much water as you can to keep your teeth on the winning side.
Water is quite healthy and calorie free!
Woo, no added gut from consuming gallons upon gallons of water! (Wish I could say the same thing about beer.) Drinking water is quite essential for you to begin with, but it’s also something that doesn’t contain any additives at all. In fact, it’s pretty much the purest thing out there that you can put in your body with nothing but benefits all around for your general health.
Just make sure you get at least 50 ounces of water a day. While the recommended is even higher than that, it’s not that hard to imagine drinking 3 regular water bottles a day, is it?