As a Dentist in Fort Collins, as in other cities, we see many painful problems that could easily have been prevented. Yes, it is good to get your teeth cleaned regularly, brush twice a day, and floss three or four times a week, but that may not be enough. Your secret weapon – during the holiday as well as the rest of the year – is water.
Water not only cuts out some of your food and sugar cravings, it is an age-old remedy for healthy teeth. More water means more saliva, which means that more of your food will break down in your mouth and not stick to your teeth. Water also works as a powerful rinse, washing sugar and plaque away every time you take a sip. So make sure you reach for that glass of water every chance you get.