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The Importance of Water This and Every Summer

Posted on 7/10/2016 by Boeckel
A woman suffering from bad breath.With the rising temperatures that come with summer, it is important to stress the need to drink water.

Spending time outdoors in the beautiful weather, you become susceptible to dehydration.

Your body uses more water in the summer, so it is imperative that you drink more to make up the difference.

Not drinking enough water can have a significant impact on your health, including the health of your mouth.

Dehydration

When your body doesn't have enough water, you can become dehydrated. Physical symptoms include weakness, dizziness and sluggishness.

In more severe cases, it can even cause seizures. During the summer, the high temperatures cause you to sweat, leeching water from your body.

When you don't replace that water, your body suffers from a deficit of liquid needed for everyday metabolic processes. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, not just when you feel thirsty, in order to ward off dehydration.

Protects Teeth

Summer means backyard cookouts and local fairs. Some foods served, like lemonade, fruit salads, candied apples and cotton candy, can do some significant damage to your teeth.

Acidic foods can erode your teeth while sugary ones can cause tooth decay. Drinking plenty of water will help wash the acid and sugar off of your teeth, helping to prevent potential issues.

Keeps Breath Clean

Dehydration also causes dry mouth and a lack of saliva. Bacteria can build up in the mouth and feed on any food particles that may still be hanging around. As a result, your breath could become foul.

Drinking plenty of water ensures that your mouth stays hydrated and also washes away linger food particles and bacteria, allowing your breath to stay clean.

Drinking plenty of water, especially in the summertime, is important. Not only does it protect your teeth and keep your breath clean it also keeps your whole body working to its optimal capacity. Please contact us if you have any questions about your oral health.










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