5 summer tips for healthy teeth
This summer, stay hydrated and healthy. But think carefully when you choose your beverage – some drinks can increase your risk of tooth decay.
- 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.
- Choose tap
- Skip the bubbles
The acid in carbonated drinks can wear down your enamel.
- 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.
- Try tea
Tea contains compounds that suppress bacteria, slowing down tooth decay and gum disease. Just remember: Don’t add sugar!
- Are you and your teeth ready for vacation?
- Avoid dental injuries during summer sports
- 5 summer sports that require mouthguards
Published: August 2016
The oral health information on this website is intended for educational purposes only. You should always consult a licensed dentist or other qualified health care professional for any questions concerning your oral health.