June 6, 2017
Via: Delta Dental
This summer, stay hydrated and healthy. But think carefully when you choose your beverage – some drinks can increase your risk of tooth decay.
1. Drink water.
Keep your mouth moist by drinking water throughout the day. This helps wash away plaque-causing bacteria and can even improve your breath.
2. Choose tap.
3. Skip the bubbles.
The acid in carbonated drinks can wear down your enamel.
4. Use a straw.
If you drink acidic beverages, reduce their contact with your teeth by using a straw and finishing the drink quickly, instead of sipping over a long period of time.
5. Try tea.
Tea contains compounds that suppress bacteria, slowing down tooth decay and gum disease. Just remember: Don’t add sugar!