Water is refreshing to the mind and the body. However, it does more than just quench thirst and provide hydration. Water nourishes the body from the inside out. You might even be surprised to learn that water has a substantial impact on your oral health. Dr. Ala Dean Attar of Attar Dental wants patients to understand the role that water plays in good dental health.
What’s So Great About Water?
We all know how great it feels to drink a tall glass of cold water after a workout or on a hot day. It quenches our thirst and provides a certain level of satisfaction. However, water does so much more than just make us feel great or satisfy a momentary thirst. It fuels our bodily processes, helps keep our muscles strong and supple, has no calories, and helps rid our bodies of toxins. The benefits of water don’t stop here, however. Water does a lot for our dental health as well.
Water and Oral Health
Food particles, bacteria, and dry mouth are factors that can play a role in tooth decay. Water is a no-calorie beverage choice with many immediate and long-term benefits. Water is a necessity when it comes to strong healthy teeth. Water contains fluoride, calcium, and phosphorous, numerous nutrients that help strengthen our teeth. Water also rinses food particles and bacteria from our mouths. There are additional benefits for oral health when water contains fluoride. Fluoridated water has been instrumental in helping to fight cavities and tooth decay. One study looked at two communities. One of them had fluoridated water, and the other did not. The residents in the community with fluoridated water had fewer cavities than those who did not have added fluoride to their water source.
Water has holistic health benefits on the whole body. The Libertyville, IL dental team takes pride in educating patients on the diverse benefits that drinking water can have on dental health. Please contact us with your questions and concerns.