In our previous post, we briefly mentioned the fact that drinking water can be a big boost to the health of your smile. This is true not only for your teeth, but also for your entire body. Drinking more water is a goal we should all set for ourselves! When it comes to the health of your teeth, no beverage is better for you than water. Let’s take a look at why that is.
Why Other Beverages Aren’t Okay
If you aren’t drinking water, chances are pretty good that you are drinking soda, coffee, tea, or a sports drink throughout the day. The problem with each of these beverages is the sugar content. When you sip on something like this all day, you are constantly bathing your teeth in sugar and acid. We soon see the ramifications in the form of decay and staining of your teeth.
How to Improve Your Water Experience
Some of our patients will tell us that they know they should drink more water, but it’s just so hard to convince yourself to drink water where there are so many other flavorful options. That means that it’s time for you to spruce up your water! Make it something special that you would love to drink. We recommend adding sliced or frozen fruit along with your favorite fresh herbs to make new flavor combinations. For your kids, you might try getting a special cup or using special ice cubes.
In any case, a great filter system on your tap water might also help improve the quality and taste of your water. Find what works for you and your family, and make the switch today! Contact us today for more tips on making water the number one beverage in your household. We would love to hear your success story when we see you next!