It is common knowledge that drinking water is good for your physical health. But what you might not know is it can also be impactful to your oral health.
It’s true! Good old H20 can help your mouth stay clean and healthy! Read on to learn more.
How water helps oral hygiene
Water can actually strengthen your teeth! Water is the United States contains fluoride, which is a key player in oral health. It is a natural cavity fighter along with aiding in preventing tooth decay and plaque.
What’s more, water helps to maintain a clean mouth. Unlike sugar-laden beverages, water washes away food and debris without the sugar that can break down enamel and cause cavities.
Additionally, water works to battle dry mouth. Dry mouth is a haven for tooth decay to form and when there is not sufficient saliva, food residue can linger. Drinking water helps the production of saliva.
Further, water helps combat bad breath! Morning breath can be caused by dry mouth. Drinking water over the course of the day washes away bacteria and food particles and helps stave off bad breath.
So if that’s not enough to drink eight glasses a day, we don’t know what is!
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