Water: The Ultimate Power Drink for Your Teeth

January 25, 2021

Water. H2O. It’s essential to almost all life on earth — and a key ingredient for our well-being. Did you know that we humans are made of 60 percent water? That’s why staying hydrated is key for physical health  — and even our dental health!

At the office of Michael I. Feinberg, DDS, we provide comprehensive endodontic treatment to restore, preserve and maintain healthy teeth —and your great-looking smile. Our office is equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and we have established a reputation for providing the highest quality of care. Part of that care comes in the form of patient education — and here we want to give you some compelling reasons why water is the best beverage for your teeth:

  1. Water is the most effective way to keep your mouth clean: It washes away food particles and harmful bacteria that can cause complications down the road. 
  2. Water strengthens your teeth. Drinking water with fluoride is one of the easiest ways to fight cavities. In fact, fluorinated water is one of the major reasons why most people no longer need the dentures that were so common before widespread fluoridation.
  3. Water fights “dry mouth”: Saliva helps wash away residual food and coats your teeth in calcium, phosphate, and fluoride. If your mouth is dry, you don’t produce enough saliva, which can lead to tooth problems. The solution? Drinking water will get your saliva flowing and strengthen your teeth.
  4. Water has zero calories: It’s no secret that sugary beverages like soda and juices can not only pack on the pounds, but do a number of your teeth by forming cavities. Good old H2O is the ultimate thirst quencher, it’s free of calories, and it’s great for your smile! 

At the office of Michael I. Feinberg, DDS, we advise our patients to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day to help maintain good oral health.  And when it comes time for your endodontic treatment, you’ll be in good hands with our team of skilled professionals who stand ready to provide the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information, give us a call today.