Water and your teeth
- Posted on: May 30 2021
Water is so important in keeping your body healthy. In fact, it is believed that approximately 60% of the human body is made up of water. But how can water impact your oral health and wellness? With the team at Golden Dental Solutions, patients in and around the community can learn about how good old “H2O” can affect the smile.
What are the benefits of water as related to oral health and wellness?
There are many ways in which water is advantageous to one’s smile. They include:
- Prevention of gum disease. Because water can keep you hydrated, it is key to preventing dry mouth that can halt saliva production. Dry mouth is a condition that is caused by poor saliva flow. Saliva is essential as it helps flush away food particles after meals, while also washing away bacteria. Dry mouth contributes to the development of gum disease and cavities.
- Fluoride. Fluoride is an element that can greatly assist patients who may be more at risk of developing gum disease and cavities. While fluoride can be applied to the teeth to help protect them, it can also be found in city water making it more beneficial than most bottled waters that do not have fluoride added.
- Reduces the risk of cavities. The risk of cavities is greatly reduced when water keeps the mouth hydrated, but it can also reduce cavities when compared to drinking sodas and sugary beverages. Water is better for you, is free from sugars and calories, and can contribute to a healthy smile.
When patients learn about the many benefits of water, they will often find that there are several reasons to stop consuming sugary beverages and switch their consumption to tap water instead! This is especially true for patients who are already struggling with certain conditions that are negatively impacting their smile’s health, including cavities, gum disease, and dry mouth.
Ready to learn about ways to enhance your smile’s health and wellness outside of staying hydrated?
Contact Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions today to discuss your dental needs. The facility is located at 1218 Arapahoe Street and accepts new patients and families who call the office for an appointment at (303) 277-9600.
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