Why Choose Water To Drink?
What is your favorite beverage to drink? Do you love a sugary coffee drink from your local coffee shop? Or perhaps you find yourself reaching for a soft drink in the heat of summer. Even though these choices may be delicious, it’s important to be sure to drink them on occasion and not frequently. You may be surprised at the amount of sugar in popular drinks such as specialty coffees, soft drinks, sports beverages, and even juice. It can be more than eating a candy bar!
Beverages and Your Oral Health
Each time you drink something with sugar, a certain amount remains on your teeth. Over time, the sugar will turn to acid and begin to eat away at the tooth enamel. This also happens with beverages that are acidic and have a lot of carbonation, such as seltzers and soft drinks. In addition to sugar, many of your favorite drinks may be causing additional problems with your oral health. For example, dark-colored beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and cola drinks can cause severe staining that can be removed with professional teeth whitening.
Not only is drinking water extremely beneficial to your overall health, but it is a huge help to your oral health as well. Water is in no way harmful to your oral health and will only help prevent complications such as dry mouth. Water also helps remove bacteria lingering in your mouth. Be sure to choose water as your drink of choice to sip on throughout the day. If you love flavored water, you can always add a little fresh fruit or mint for extra flavor.
We want to make sure our patients in Spotswood, NJ and the surrounding area not only get the best dental care possible but are also educated about how to keep their teeth healthy. Please call our office if you have questions or want more information on how you can achieve great dental health.