Why Water is so Good for Your Teeth By Roger B. Parkes, DMD on April 17, 2018

Water helps distribute healthy nutrients, gives your skin a healthy glow and removes waste from your body. But, besides those health benefits, water is also great for your teeth and gums!

Water helps clean your teeth

Water helps wash away harmful bacteria and germs that form in your mouth. You may be thinking that any kind of drink can wash away bacteria, but sugary drinks increase the risk of decay. Sugar-free soda is also something you should be cautious of. Sugar-free soda is acidic, meaning these drinks can still damage your tooth enamel. 

Importance of hydrating yourself

If you do suffer from dry mouth, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Saliva is our bodies’ natural way to wash away bacteria and keep our teeth and gums healthy. In the meantime, make sure you stay hydrated, since drinking plenty of water will help do the job your saliva normally would.

Children's dental health

Fluoridated water has been shown to be a good way to help keep children's teeth healthy. 

Do you have any questions or concerns about the health of your gums? Be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart in Jackson, MS.

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