Drink More Water

Drinking Water

Drinking plenty of water has a veritable laundry list of health benefits, and your mouth is no exception. Drinking water rinses your mouth out and washes away old food particles that may have become stuck. The hydration also leads to achieving healthy gums and stimulates saliva production. Having plenty of saliva in your mouth has a twofold benefit – it protects against tooth decay and it buffers the acid content in your mouth.

Water is a good natural source of fluoride, a compound that makes your teeth resistant to decay and helps to replenish lost minerals. By staying well hydrated with water, you are taking a proactive approach to oral health. This year, make it one of your new years resolutions to drink more water.