Are you not getting as much water each day as your body needs? Your body, along with your mouth, needs you to drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. It is important that you get at least that much, but in the case of water, more is definitely better. However, if you are only getting a portion of that, you should be trying to squeeze in a bit more water, every chance you get.
Simple Ways of Boosting You Water Intake
Put a bottle of water in your vehicle. If you only travel with water, it is your only option when commuting to work, running errands, or bringing the kids to and from school. When you get thirsty, take a little sip and keep going.
Add water to your milk. If you drink a lot of milk, water it down slightly. It may affect the taste a little, but if you adjust it slowly, you can do it without noticing much of a difference. Using milk in recipes can also be diluted with a bit of water to add to the benefit. How about a little water with your milk the next time you have a bowl of cereal?
When all else fails, add ice to what you drink so long as it doesn’t hurt your teeth to drink something that cold, but don’t chew on the ice. You want the benefit of the water, not the pain of hurting your teeth from a chunk of ice.
Contact our office about how much water they believe you need. They will give you a good idea as to how much you are getting now, and how much to add. Water is important for good oral health, as well as good overall health. Take the time to drink more water today!