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Water – A Gift You Can Give To Your Teeth

Posted on Behalf of Blue Sky Dental Group

Jacksonville FL Family DentistHappy summer! How are you doing with combating the Florida summer heat? We hope you have a lake, river, ocean or pool to dip into to keep cool. Taking a swim in water is so refreshing, isn’t it? While you’re finding coolness for your body through soaking in water, are you also drinking plenty of water as well? According to WebMD, you need to be drinking around six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. This fluctuates depending on your level of exercise and the climate that you live in.

Water is good for your body, but did you know it’s also good for your teeth? Water provides many benefits to your dental health.

  •  Water fights dry mouth. While many of us are feeling parched during these hot summer days, dry mouth is more than just being thirsty. Your saliva is your first defense against tooth decay. It washes away leftover food, aids in swallowing and keeps your teeth strong by cleaning them with calcium, phosphate and fluoride.
  • Water has winning power over other drinks such as juice, soda or sports drinks. Water leaves behind no unwanted sugar on your teeth. You have cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth, and it loves to eat sugar. It also produces acid that wears away your enamel and your teeth!
  • When you drink water that has fluoride in it it is one of the best ways to prevent cavities.

Call and book your appointment with Blue Sky Dental Group today!

Posted on Behalf of Blue Sky Dental Group

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