When you think about taking care of your body, chances are drinking enough water is high on your list. But did you know that drinking water helps your dental health, too? That’s especially true if your water is fluoridated. Your Saginaw, MI dentist, Dr. Schau, and team want to help you keep your mouth healthy, and here’s how water can help you do it.
Water and Your Body
The body is made up of about 60% water. Proper hydration ensures the body can distribute key nutrients throughout the body, rid itself of waste, keeps muscles moving, and gives the skin a nice glow. It provides essential nutrients and minerals to help balance out the electrolytes in the body. You will have more energy and clearer thoughts when you consume enough water.
How Water Benefits Oral Health
Fluoridated water is a great way to help fight cavities. Not only does fluoride strengthen your teeth, but the water washes away bacteria and food particles that could be on your teeth after eating. It also provides hydration for your mouth so your saliva works properly to protect your teeth. When saliva works like it is supposed to it helps protect the teeth from cavities. If you develop dry mouth, your saliva doesn’t do it’s part so your teeth are unprotected. Drinking enough water is beneficial for preventing dry mouth and helping saliva protect your teeth. When you drink water, you’re helping your body work to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, even between dental appointments.
Contact Dr. Jennifer Schau
When it’s time to get a check-up or you want to know more about improving dental health between appointments, be sure to call your Saginaw, MI dental team to make an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Schau. Contact the dental office today to schedule your exam or find answers to your questions about water and your oral health.