Your smile can be kept healthy by having healthy dental habits. While brushing and flossing is critical to keep your smile as healthy as possible, you also need to drink water regularly to keep your mouth from drying out and visit your dentist on a regular basis. If you fail to drink water, bacteria can grow rampant in your mouth causing more difficult problems. It is recommended you drink at least 1 oz of water for every pound you weigh. If you live in a warmer area or are exercising, it is even more important to drink water.
Without fluids, or consuming fruits and vegetables that have a high water concentration, food it left in the mouth. Fluids are a great way to decrease the amount of time food is left on your tooth enamel. The less time that food has to stay on your teeth the less likely you are to be impacted by cavities and tooth decay.
Water can also be mixed and infused with fruits and vegetables. This makes sure you are consuming the nutrients you need to keep your healthy smile and also be tasty. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.