16 Oct Water Isn’t Just for Rinsing and Spitting!
HAB Dental in Boynton Beach has a well-established tradition of caring for your overall health and well-being as well as your oral health. And we’re proud to say that the HAB dental office in Boca Raton, which opened earlier this year, is practicing the same philosophy.
We are big supporters of the recommendation that we all drink eight glasses of water every day.
“About 60% of your body weight is made of water,” the medical experts at WebMD tell us. “You need it for every single body function. It flushes toxins from your organs, carries nutrients to your cells, cushions your joints, and helps you digest the food you eat.”
Water is also very important for good oral health!
Drink Up! Water Is Good for Your Smile
As the American Dental Association reports, when you’re thirsty, water is the best beverage for your teeth. Fluoridated water is the best for teeth, but delivering fluoride, which the ADA says is called “nature’s cavity fighter,” isn’t the only benefit water provides.
Here are 2 more reasons that drinking water is good for your teeth, according to the ADA:
- It Keeps Your Mouth Clean
Soda, juice and other sugary drinks promote tooth decay. “Water, however, cleans your mouth with every sip. It washes away leftover food and residue that cavity-causing bacteria are looking for. It also dilutes the acids produced by the bacteria in your mouth. You’ll still need to brush twice a day for two minutes and clean between your teeth, but drinking water through the day will go a long way toward keeping your smile cavity-free,” the experts at the ADA say.
- It Fights Dry Mouth
Did you know that saliva actually fights tooth decay? “It washes away leftover food, helps you swallow with ease and keeps your teeth strong by washing them with calcium, phosphate and fluoride,” the ADA says. If you have dry mouth, all that good work isn’t being done. Water to the rescue!
If you want to learn more ways to protect your teeth and keep your smile shining bright, make an appointment to see Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian, who also has a dental office in Boca Raton.
HAB Dental’s Boynton Beach office is located at 12453 Hagen Ranch Road (in the Publix Plaza) Suite 101 and can be reached by calling (561) 270-6494.
Our Boca Raton dental clinic is located at 341 Yamato Road, Suite A, and can be reached by calling (561) 464-3800.