Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Why Is Water Good For Kids' Teeth?

May 1, 2019
Posted By: Forever Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

We are primarily made up of water. This magical substance that keeps us in peak condition day in and day out for activities like school, homework and playing with family after school. You may be surprised to know that water is also a major part of what keeps our teeth in tip-top shape. Learn more below.

Water Reinforces

Almost all public water sources have been fluoridated to help give your teeth the strength they need. While there has been some controversy regarding this mineral, most major sources agree that the addition of fluoride to the most public water sources has led to stronger teeth. You can learn all about Fluoride here.

H20 Cleanses

Every day we eat foods and drinks that introduce cavity building bacteria into our mouths. Much like you take a shower at the end of the day to remove excess bacteria, your mouth needs that type of shower much more often. Every time you give your child a glass of water you are really helping to dislodge deposited food and wipe away bacteria out from their mouths.

Water Supports Saliva

As you may have read in our previous blog posts, saliva helps cut down on the bacteria in your kid’s mouth. It also helps dissolve food particles to help them pass out of their mouth and into their digestive tract. When they are running low on water, they are running low on Saliva – and that’s no good for your kid’s teeth.

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