You know that water is good for your dental health. This should mean that drinking water is pretty simple and straightforward! However, if you find yourself in the water aisle of your grocery store or running into a convenience store for quick hydration, you may get more than you bargained for! Is the strawberry water safe, you may find yourself asking? When the waiter asks if you’d like lemon in your water, can you say yes or should you say no? Fortunately, we’re here to help with those very tricky details.
#1: Bottled Water May Have Added Ingredients
Let’s talk about what happens if your bottled water isn’t just bottled water. First, remember when you reach for something that’s packaged that it’s always smart for your dental health and your overall health to check the ingredients. If there’s something more, whether it’s natural fruit juice, sugar, citric acid, etc., then you are likely about to sip a drink that can damage your enamel! Be careful.
#2: Bottled Water Isn’t What Kids Need
Your kids need water that has fluoride in it. Whether you’re grabbing a bottle of distilled, spring, drinking, or other water, you’re probably grabbing something that does not include this mineral essential for protecting your child’s dental health. Keep this in mind and remember that the H2O coming from your kitchen faucet is likely a much better choice.
#3: A Squirt Of Lemon Ruins Everything!
Yep, that lemon wedge that seems so refreshing is making your water acidic when you squeeze in its liquid contents and stir. Skip the lemon, so your water remains neutral and good for your dental health, rather than the opposite.
Make Water Work For Your Smile
Remember that pure water is safe and always beneficial for your smile. Have questions about it? Just let us know. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.