Your teeth and mouth benefit when you drink more water
Scientists may never agree regarding exactly how much water the human body needs to keep itself in proper working order. The Mayo Clinic reports that water needs vary from individual to individual.
Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.
Recent studies do show, however, that maintaining proper hydration levels is essential for maintaining your overall oral health.
How proper hydration aids oral health:
It Keeps Bacteria at Bay
Dry mouth can affect anyone who does not consume enough water, although it is more common in people who smoke and drink regularly. Dry mouth aids bacterial growth, which can lead to gum disease and other serious issues. Keeping yourself hydrated is therefore your first defense against serious oral health issues.rink water
It Freshens Your Breath
It Can Lower Heart Disease Risk
The links between gum disease and increased risk for heart disease are clear. If proper hydration slows the growth of bacteria, your risks drop exponentially.
As demonstrated above, proper hydration is a good first step toward maintaining good oral health; and taking care of your teeth, in turn, contributes to good overall health. We can’t think of a good reason not to make proper hydration a daily priority.
Here at Bieneman Dentistry, we want to help you maintain the best levels of health possible. If you have questions or comments about this topic, or if you desire to make an appointment, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you.