Water is wonderful for your oral health! Right? Well, yes. When you’re drinking cool or room temperature water, then you’re doing something fantastic for your teeth and gums. With each sip, you help rinse bad particles away (such as plaque, germs, and food pieces) that can lead to issues like gingivitis, tooth decay, and more. However, if you think you know all there is to know about H20 and your grin, think again! Some is good, some is bad. Fortunately, it’s all very easy to understand and remember. Let’s get started.
Cold, Cool, And Lukewarm: No Problem
Remember that when you’re enjoying a glass of water, whether it’s cold, cool, or even lukewarm, you’re not putting your oral health in the path of danger. Continue on and drink lots of it! It’s good for you.
Ice: Potentially Damaging
We don’t think you need to completely cut ice out of your life. However, it’s something that should only be used to chill your beverages. It’s not something you should chew. When you eat ice, you run the risk of breaking your tooth tissue, which can include some serious injuries.
Very Hot Water: Look Out!
When your smile is exposed to very hot water or steam, remember that high temperatures can burn your tissues. We encourage you to be extra cautious when you’re considering drinking hot water, rinsing your mouth with it, or when you are standing over exposed steam. Taking the extra precaution of checking the temperature of liquids or giving them time to cool down is always best for your oral health.
Avoid Hidden Dangers For Your Oral Health
We’re happy to tell you the obvious, the not so obvious, and everything in between during visits, so you can continue to enjoy a healthy smile. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.