Mouth Healthy: The Importance of Staying Hydrated
How many glasses of water do you drink per day? Did you know water makes up about 60% of your body weight? County Dental brings you some tips and information on how hydration impacts your oral health as well as some tips to help you stay hydrated.
Staying hydrated by drinking the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day not only is good for your overall health, but helps against dry mouth and strengthens your teeth.
Fluoride – Nature’s Cavity Fighter
Nature’s cavity fighter, fluoride, is found in water and is helpful in preventing cavities and tooth decay. How does Fluoride do this? It makes the surface of each tooth more resistant to acid attacks from the bacteria that live in the plaque on your teeth.
Why is Saliva Important?
Another defense against tooth decay is saliva. What does it do? Saliva is helpful in washing away leftover foods.
Read these tips and watch the video below to understand more about the importance of saliva.
- Helps moisten and break down food to ease swallowing and enhance the ability to taste
- Provides disease-fighting substances throughout your mouth to help prevent cavities
- Helps keep the surface of your teeth strong by providing high levels of calcium, fluoride and phosphate ions.
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Our County Dental team of dental professionals approaches every patient relationship by carefully listening to any dental concerns they might have. We are here to help you schedule an appointment and answer any questions you might have before you come to our office. We can also create a unique oral maintenance plan for you and your family for the longer term. Ask us about the benefits of staying hydrated, we have answers for you!
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