We all know we need water to live, however many people don’t know about the amazing powers of water. Our bodies are made up of 60 percent water. Drinking water throughout your day assist in distributing nutrients throughout your body and gets rid of waste from our system. As an added benefit, it helps give our skin a healthy glow and keeps are muscles hydrated for top performance.
What people are less familiar with is the benefits that water can provide for your teeth. Drinking the required 2 liters per day will help in the battle to maintain good dental health.
Water Keeps Your Mouth Clean
Your mouth has lots of bacteria. That bacteria in your mouth loves to eat sugar and produce acid that wears away enamel. Most drinks such as soda, juice or sport drinks are loaded with sugar. Many of these drinks also have added acids (phosphoric, citrus or malic acid) to make them taste less sweet, but those acids also eat away at your teeth.
Drinking lots of water washes away bacteria and dilutes acids in your mouth with each sip. It also washes away leftover food and residue that cavity-causing bacteria are looking for. Many of us don’t carry a toothbrush throughout our day to brush after every meal. So when in a pinch, sip on some water until you can thoroughly brush later in the day.
Water Keeps Your Mouth Hydrated
A dry mouth breads and multiplies the bacteria in your mouth. That bacteria eats away the enamel of your teeth. Drinking water keeps your mouth hydrated and washes away harmful bacteria and dilutes acids in your mouth.
Drinking Water with Fluoride Strengthens Your Teeth
Drinking water with fluoride is a great way to strengthen your teeth. Per the ADA, Water fluoridation is safe, effective and healthy. Seventy years of research, thousands of studies and the experience of more than 210 million Americans tell us that water fluoridation is effective in preventing cavities and is safe for children and adults.