Would you say that you usually have a bottle of water with you when you’re on the go? Do you generally fill up a glass of water for every member of your family during meals? Do you bother to do anything for your smile after snacks? While it may not be on your mind all the time, our Lake Orion, MI team reminds you that if you do keep H2O around as frequently as possible, it can offer your family immense oral health benefits! Curious about how to incorporate this into daily life and what you need to know? Allow us to help!
Make Sure Kids Are Getting Fluoridated Water
We remind you that it’s very easy to accidentally overlook fluoridated water if you have long been someone who drinks bottled water. However, when it comes to kids, they need the fluoride in tap water in order to get enough of this natural mineral to keep their teeth growing, developing, and becoming nice and strong. So, when it comes to meal time, snack time, or any other time that the family is seeking hydration, make sure kids aren’t getting the bottled, fluoride-free stuff! It’s important for their oral health!
Mom And Dad Can Enjoy Bottled (Or Otherwise)
Good news for moms and dads: If you are someone who usually drinks bottled water … and you’re an adult … then this is fine. You will receive enough fluoride for your adult, fully-formed teeth, as long as you are brushing with fluoridated toothpaste! However, you are also free to skip the bottles and consume tap water with the kiddos.
Rinse With Water After Snacks, Meals, Etc.
Want to keep your family’s oral health on track? If so, then don’t forget about rinsing with water after snacks, meals, and more. When you swish that water around after you’ve eaten or had something to drink, it’s a powerful rinse that knocks the “bad” stuff off of your teeth and often from between teeth, so you can keep your smile safe from problems like cavity development all day long.
Stay Hydrated As A Family!
Of course, we also remind you that the whole family needs to drink water every day in order to stay hydrated. This means getting a sufficient amount of water, so your body is healthy and your oral health remains safe. Without enough moisture, you can deal with health problems, smile health issues like dry mouth, and more. Drink up!
Keep Smiles Healthy By Sipping Water
Learn all about how to introduce simple yet beneficial products and choices into your family’s daily routine, so you can easily keep your smiles in tip-top condition! Ask questions during twice-annual checkups. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.