Answering Your Questions About Water
At Three Creek Dentistry, we offer regular checkups and cleanings to help you fight off tooth decay and keep your dental health in optimal functioning order. We recommend that you book these types of appointments every six months.
At home there are some things you can do to help your teeth. You can be brushing your teeth two times per day. You also should be flossing your teeth one time per day. Drinking water is another great way to keep your entire body (including your mouth) healthy. WebMD suggests drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. This amount will vary depending on your level of activity and the climate that you live in.
If you’re concerned about your water intake as it relates to your dental health, here are a few answers to FAQs.
How does water help my teeth?
Fluorinated water is like nature’s cavity fighting agent. It can prevent dry mouth and help produce saliva. Your saliva is a first defense again tooth’s decay washing away harmful bacteria.
Do other drinks have the same benefits for my teeth?
Drinks with sugars in them such as juice, soda or sports drinks do not have the same benefits as water. Sugary drinks leave behind sugar on your teeth. The cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth love to eat sugar! This produces acid and it wears away your enamel and your teeth.
Book your appointment with Three Creek Dentistry to discover other ways you can give the gift of dental health to your teeth. Your mouth will thank you for it!
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