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Water - It does wonders for your teeth and gums

It makes your teeth stronger

Drinking water with fluoride is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your teeth.

After eating a meal, the bacteria in your mouth combines with the sugars from your meal and produces a higher acidity level. This acid level leads to demineralization of the tooth structure, and fluoride will help to protect your teeth from this demineralization.

Secondly, before a cavity forms it starts out as a chalky white structure which shows that part of the tooth’s minerals has been lost.  Fluoride helps restore those lost minerals to prevent that white chalky area from turning into a cavity. However, if the cavity is already formed then the area must be restored to prevent further damage to the tooth.

Fluoride is important for both children, and adults. Children need fluoride to help protect their permanent teeth as they are forming, and adults need it to protect their teeth from decay. Every person is different, and therefore their need for fluoride is different. It all depends on your overall oral condition to determine how often fluoride treatment should be given.

It keeps your mouth clean

Although juice, pop and sport drinks may wash away your dinner, they also leave sugars behind that can damage your teeth. Some of these beverages also have added acid which eats away the tooth enamel. Water on the other hand, washes away leftover food and dilutes the acids produced by the bacteria in your mouth. Drinking water throughout the day will help your teeth stay cavity free and your gums clean and healthy.

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