Drinking water regularly through the day is good for both your overall health and for the health of your teeth and gums. Your dentist can advise you on how much water you should be drinking each day.
- Drinking water helps to rinse the mouth, clearing away trapped food particles which if left in the mouth can result in enamel damaging bacteria.
- Drinking enough water helps replenish saliva production levels and avoids the condition of dry mouth.
- Plain water or tap water are the most beneficial forms of drinking water.
"Without the buffer of saliva, dry mouth makes it easier for acids and bacteria to harm the teeth, and lead to an increased risk for cavities, bad breath, and gum disease."
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