There are several things that you can do to help maintain your oral health. It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your day, not only is it good for your general health but it can also relieve the symptoms of chronic dry mouth. If your drinking water is fluoridated you can deliver a one-two punch in the fight against disease. Unless your home water supply comes from an underground well your tap water will most likely contain a sufficient amount of fluoride. On the other hand, most bottled waters are not fluoridated and are not recommended as a good source of cavity prevention.
Most of the bacteria in your mouth are actually beneficial to your oral health. However, the bacteria in the plaque that forms on your teeth every day can combine with the sugar from the foods and drinks that you consume and lead to tooth decay. Brushing and flossing remove most of the bacterial plaque that has gathered on your teeth but drinking water throughout the day helps in the process.
As good as water is for your teeth, a sticky snack food has just the opposite effect. The longer the sugary substance stays on your teeth, the more damage it can inflict. If you do indulge be sure to rinse with water right after.
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