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3 Ways That Water Can Benefit Your Oral Health

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 12:47 am
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Drinking water offers a variety of benefits to your body. It lubricates and cushions your joints, helps you maintain a healthy body temperature, protects your spinal cord, and much more. Along with the ways that water can help keep your body in good shape, it can also do a lot of good for your smile. Keep reading to learn about three ways that water can help you maintain excellent oral health.

#1: Drinking Water Prevents Dry Mouth

When you aren’t producing enough saliva, this leads to dry mouth. The environment this creates is ideal for bacteria to thrive, therefore raising your risk of oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. Drinking water can help prevent dry mouth by keeping your mouth moist. You can also suck on sugar-free candy, chew sugar-free gum, or eat crisp, fresh fruits and veggies to increase saliva production.

#2: Water Prevents Bad Breath

Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, occurs when bad-smelling bacteria accumulate in the mouth due to a lack of saliva. Drinking water can help prevent this since it washes away food particles and bacteria. Additionally, be sure to brush your tongue daily to lessen your risk of halitosis by getting rid of the bacteria that hide there.

#3: It May Strengthen Your Smile

Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in soil, plants, rocks, water, and the air. It can also be found in your teeth and bones. Fluoride plays a key role in keeping your smile healthy, which is why it’s added to many dental products. It is also added to many public drinking water sources.

Since it can help strengthen your smile against decay, be sure to buy toothpaste and mouthwash that contains fluoride. If you need some extra help protecting your beam, ask your dentist about fluoride treatments.

About the Practice

Wethersfield Dental Group gives patients the quality care they need to keep their beams strong and in good shape. They are led by Drs. Ukti Phadnis, Vance Harper, and Javed, three talented dentists who aim to give you gorgeous grins. They can teach you about ways to keep your beam healthy at home, such as drinking more water or adjusting your diet. If you want to make an appointment with Wethersfield Dental Group or to learn more about their services, call their office at (860) 969-2281 or visit their website.

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