Around 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. This statistic is startling! Dehydration is not only bad for your overall health, but it can also be detrimental to your teeth and your overall oral health as well. Water helps to strengthen the teeth, wash away food debris and bacteria, and helps to combat dry mouth.
Drinking More Water
If you’re concerned that you or your family aren’t drinking enough water, there are a few simple ways you can fix this. Below are a few tips on how to increase water consumption:
Add water-drinking to your skincare routine – Making sure to drink plenty of water is also great for your complexion! So, if your dental health isn’t enough of a motivating factor, a healthy glow should be!
Keep water handy all the time – If you have a desk job, keep water on your desk. Keep one in the car, one in your backpack, and one at home! We suggest purchasing reusable bottles to avoid doing damage to the environment. If water is available and in front of you, you’re more likely to drink it!
Keep the time on your water bottle – Make marks on your water bottle as to how much you should have consumed by certain times of the day. Make sure you’ve had 4oz by 10 am, 8oz by noon, etc. This is a great way to make sure you’re drinking the recommended daily amount.
Drink a glass before dinner – Drinking a full glass of water before dinner will not only help you stay hydrated but can also help you shed those extra pounds. If you drink water before dinner, you’ll feel full faster and consume fewer overall calories.
Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, your oral health is important to us! For more information on keeping your teeth healthy and beautiful, please contact our Castle Rock, Colorado family dental office today.
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Dr. Preston Polson has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years. Dr. Polson received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado and completed a one-year Hospital based General Practice Residency in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Polson continues to receive advanced training in restorative, cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry in an effort to provide each patient with the highest quality dental care possible.