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Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Water When It Comes to Healthy Teeth and Gums?


Posted on 9/10/2019 by Dan Laizure
Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Water When It Comes to Healthy Teeth and Gums?Many people are aware that if they consume too much water, it can lead to a situation, similar to feeling drunk. However, for most people, that takes an excessive amount of water in a very short period of time.

How people most commonly drink water is not going to lead to that scenario. You do need to make sure that you drink a regular amount of water each day to stay healthy. Just make sure you do not overdo it to an excessive level.

What Water Does to Help Keep Your Body Healthy

Not only does water hydrate you, it also keeps your body cleaner than if you didn't drink it. This is especially true for your mouth. When you drink water, it washes bacteria and debris off of your teeth and gums. Plus, if you drink tap water, it likely contains fluoride. Fluoridated water helps protect your teeth from decay. It is naturally anti-cavity.

Water helps your body fight off the effects of dry mouth, too. Dry mouth significantly increases your risk of developing cavities because the bacteria can grow in your mouth without any type of hindrance. What you should be drinking is 64 ounces of water each day on normal days. If you are out and about during hot weather, or if you are working out, you need to drink more. This is also true for some medical conditions, such as kidney problems.

Going above and beyond the traditional 64 ounces of water each day is alright in limited amounts, and in fact, good for you. However, too much of a good thing is still too much and could make you feel ill. If you want to figure out how much water is the perfect amount for you, give our office a call!

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