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2020 December Issue | Archived Issues

Does Drinking More Water Protect Your Teeth?

It’s a common question people ask. The answer is yes and no! Why? Because if we’re just drinking lots of water but don’t brush or floss daily, then the water isn’t going to protect our teeth from plaque buildup. Or, if we’re drinking a lot of water but play intensive contact sports without a mouthguard. Well, water won’t save us there either!

However, there are many benefits of drinking water for our oral health, including:

• It washes away food and dilutes the acids produced by the bacteria in our mouth
• Keeps away dry mouth by staying hydrated and fresh
• Strengthens our enamel from the natural fluoride in water
• There are zero calories in water, making it a healthy substitute for sugary drinks

Along with drinking plenty of water in our diets, it’s also important to have regular checkups and cleans by your dentist.

Pamper Yourself On The Dental Aisle

You may not think to pamper yourself down the supermarket’s dental aisle. However, your oral health is just as important as any other self-care routine in your day.

You can make your oral health experience just as luxurious too, with a range of products and tools to keep your teeth feeling clean and healthy.

There are a range of products available in your supermarket which you may consider to pamper yourself with the next time you’re there.

Electric toothbrushes – Who would have thought toothbrushes could get so fancy? Some electric toothbrushes include a sonic element as well as the buzzing feature.

Flossing tools – Along with traditional tape floss, there are also newer flossing tools and devices you can buy to make flossing a whole lot easier and more fun.

The next time you’re in the dental aisle, consider treating yourself to a new upgrade!

The Most Common Missing Teeth Solutions

Sometimes accidents happen and tooth loss may occur. Over time, as our teeth age, we may also experience tooth loss. Fortunately, there are an array of restorative dentistry solutions to close the gap and bring your smile back.

Some of the most common missing tooth solutions include:

Dental implants – One of the best long-term tooth replacement options. Manufactured with a strong titanium screw, an implant can last for life.

Dental bridges – A bridge simply bridges over the gap and sits sturdy over the neighbouring tooth. The neighbouring tooth must be strong and healthy to support the bridge.

Dentures – A tried and tested tooth replacement solution. As technology has advanced, dentures are now more comfortable and easier to wear than ever before.

To learn more about our restorative dentistry services, contact us today for a consultation so we can find the best solution for your smile.

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