5 summer tips for healthy 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 water
Keep your mouth moist by drinking water throughout the day. This helps wash away plaque-causing bacteria and can even improve your breath.
2. Choose tap
Fluoridated tap water strengthens your enamel, making your teeth more resistant to decay.
3. Skip the bubbles
The acid in carbonated drinks can wear down your enamel.
4. Use a straw
If 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 tea
Tea contains compounds that suppress bacteria, slowing down tooth decay and gum disease. Just remember: Don’t add sugar!
Last updated July 2018