5 Ways Drinking Water Improves Your Smile

5 Ways Drinking Water Improves Your Smile

Posted by Robert A Saunders & Brittany C Krog on Jul 19 2022, 09:48 PM

Water is an essential element of your overall health. It aids in digestion, lubricates joints, and replenishes fluids lost each day. It also improves the appearance of your teeth, keeping them clean and healthy.

Drinking water regularly keeps your teeth hydrated. When teeth are hydrated, they are able to resist bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. The fluoride found in some drinking water strengthens enamel, making teeth more resistant to tooth decay.

Drinking water has been shown to improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile in the following ways:

  • Healthier Mouth and Cleaner Teeth

Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to protect your teeth, as it offers multiple benefits. The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body. While strong, it can erode over time, especially if it's exposed to acids like those found in sodas and juices. Water, on the other hand, is neutral and doesn't contain any acid. So, it is safer for our teeth. Besides, tap water is fluoridated, which helps protect teeth from cavities. Drinking water can also help rinse away food particles and bacteria from your mouth, which lowers your risk of plaque buildup, cavities, and gum inflammation caused by bacteria. 

  • Better Breath

Saliva plays a very important role in your oral health. Saliva helps rinse away food particles and bacteria from your mouth. It also neutralizes acids and lubricates your mouth. However, dry mouth is a common side effect of certain medications. If you suffer from dry mouth, this can lead to bad breath, a sore throat, and halitosis. A dry mouth can also cause cavities and gum disease. Drinking water helps to moisten your mouth and prevent dry mouth and bad breath. 

  • Less Tooth Sensitivity

Drinking water throughout the day is a great way to keep your gum strong and healthy. Having well-hydrated gums is important for your oral health, as it allows gum tissues to stay strong and healthy and prevent tooth sensitivity. 

  • Less Bad Breath

In addition, drinking water can decrease bad breath. Bacteria and sulfur exist in your mouth and can cause bad breath. Drinking water helps rinse away bacteria, as well as sulfur, which can cause bad breath.

  • Brighter Smile

Staining occurs on your teeth when bacteria, food, or other substances come into contact with them. Drinking water throughout the day helps remove these substances and prevents staining, and helps us have a brighter smile.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Saunders, DDS & Dr. Brittany Krog, DDS, to learn more about maintaining good oral health. Visit us at 2834 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103. Contact us at (701) 293-9886 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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