With the summer months and hotter weather quickly approaching Dr. Z would like to remind you that hydration is good for your health, but good hydration is important for your whole body, including your teeth and gums.
Here’s why staying hydrated helps with oral health:
*Water washes away the “cavity bugs”!
*Drinking water can help rinse away food and sugars that stick to teeth and lead to dental problems like cavities. It can also help rinse away bacteria that cause cavities though it’s definitely not a replacement for brushing. Drinking water between brushing sessions can help flush away the food particles that bacteria feed on, reducing your risk of developing cavities and ensuring good oral health.
*Drinking water helps in maintaining good oral health!
*Having a dry mouth isn’t just unpleasant, it’s also unhealthy. When your mouth is dry, it’s the ideal breeding ground for bacteria that can cause cavities, bad breath, and gum disease. If you aren’t hydrated properly, you may notice that you develop bad breath. And no one likes stinky breath ?! This is caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth and it can often be treated by drinking more water and brushing regularly.
*A motto we like to say is “If drinking juice always dilute” – mix just a little juice and a lot of water!
Dr. Z and Team at Discovery Kids Pediatric Dentistry are available if you have any questions or concerns. Remember to brush twice a day, floss once daily, make sure you’re drinking enough water to keep yourself properly hydrated and have a FABULOUS SUMMER!