3 Ways Increasing Water Intake Can Benefit Your Child’s Teeth
Water is vital to the human body, but some parents don’t realize just how important it can be for a child’s teeth. We’re going to discuss 3 ways that increasing your child’s water intake can lead to a lifelong healthy smile.
Drinking Water Is Treated to Improve Dental Health
In most locations in the US, water is intentionally fluorinated to improve dental health. While opponents of fluoridation site potential dangers of too much fluoride, the consensus of the medical community is that the amount of fluoride in water is sufficient to benefit teeth while not causing any harm.
Water Helps Clean Out the Mouth
Rinsing the mouth with water can actually have benefits, even if you can’t brush after a meal. So, for example, while children are at school for lunch, ending the meal with a glass of water can help to clean the teeth and remove food particles that would otherwise remain on the teeth until the child’s next opportunity to brush.
Water Can Replace Sugary Drinks
Water only has benefits for teeth, and those benefits can be increased when water is used as a substitute for soda, energy drinks, or even juice. While these other drinks are high in sugar and promote the growth of bad bacteria in the mouth, water can actually help remove the particles that these bacteria feed on. Plus, it has the added benefit of being calorie free.
Couple More Water with Regular Dental Visits for Happy Teeth and Gums
BRSH+FLSS pediatric dentistry is happy to provide tips to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. We want your kids to have a healthy and happy mouth for life. Scheduling a regular checkup is an important part of that dental care routine, so don’t forget to call 619-741-1500 to schedule your child’s next visit.