5 summer tips for healthy teeth

Summer drinks can hurt teeth.

This summer, stay hydrated and healthy. But think carefully when you choose your beverage – some drinks can increase your risk of tooth decay.

  1. Drink waterKeep your mouth moist by drinking water throughout the day. This helps wash away plaque-causing bacteria and can even improve your breath.
  2. Choose tapFluoridated tap water strengthens your enamel, making your teeth more resistant to decay.
  3. Skip the bubblesThe acid in carbonated drinks can wear down your enamel.
  4. Use a strawIf 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.
  5. Try teaTea contains compounds that suppress bacteria, slowing down tooth decay and gum disease. Just remember: Don’t add sugar!