Drinking water is important for your health at all ages and is something simple families can pledge to do together in the New Year. Kidz Connextion dentists know that plenty of adult patients are guilty of not drinking enough water, so it can be tough to monitor if kids are getting enough too. We want to encourage you and the kids in your family to stay hydrated and healthy, and drinking more water is a simple resolution that has more benefits for your teeth than you realize!
We all know kids love drinking juice and soda, but we forget that these beverages leave unwanted sugar behind on the teeth. The type of bacteria that causes cavities feeds on sugar, and produces acid that wears away enamel. Enamel is not replaceable, so it’s important to take care of it even from a young age. When kids drink juice or soda, it is helpful just to drink some water afterwards to dilute acids and wash away food particles and residue. You and your children should be drinking at least eight 8oz glasses of water each day. Drinking tap water with fluoride is important to help prevent cavities. If you want to keep your mouths and bodies healthy, come see us to discuss tips that can help your whole family drink more water in 2019!
Kidz Connextion Dental Care maintains offices around Phoenix. To find out more, visit our website at Kidzconnextion.com.