Resolving To Drink More Water This Year? Think Twice Before You Reach For Sparkling Water.
Happy New Year from our team at Amber Hills Dental. We are honored to serve you in 2018 with our innovative and caring dental practice. Did you make your resolutions for 2018 yet? They probably included things to do with your health and eating or drinking habits. We hope you considered your teeth when you made your resolutions for 2018.
If one of your resolutions is to drink more water this year, that’s great! Water is good for every aspect of your health. You should be drinking eight 8-oz glasses of water per day. This is equal a half gallon of water per day.
For some of you, this won’t be a struggle. For others of you, it might be challenging to give up some of your favorite drinks such as sodas, juices, or sugary coffee drinks. In an effort to give yourself a ‘kick’ while still drinking water, you may reach for mineral, sparkling or fizzy waters. These options have very little, to no sugar in them. That’s great news, but there are other dental considerations to keep in mind when drinking this type of water.
Carbon dioxide creates the carbonated water’s fizz. When you drink the sparkling water, a chemical reaction occurs in your mouth and turns the CO2 into carbonic acid. The acid can potentially cause dental erosion because it can wear away your tooth enamel.
Call and book your cleaning and checkup with Dr. Aimee Villamayor. She will ensure you’re on the right track for optimal dental health in 2018, and for years to come.
Posted on behalf of Amber Hills Dental