How to Stay Hydrated to Prevent Gum Disease
Dentist in Quincy MA
Gum Disease Prevention | Hydration is important for your oral health because it helps avoid gum disease, or periodontal disease. This gum infection is progressive and causes tooth and jawbone loss. Also, gum disease affects your overall health. Conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke have been linked to gum disease. Prevent the disease by staying hydrated in 4 simple ways!
This one’s a no brainer. Drinking more water is the easiest way to stay hydrated. How much? Typically, half a gallon a day is recommended to stay hydrated. You can easily accomplish this by using a half gallon water jug found in nutritional supplement stores. If drinking this much water is too challenging, you can also stay hydrated with the next tip.
Eat more high water containing vegetables and fruits. Vegetables like radish, celery, cabbage, and broccoli are known for having high percentages of water. And if you are craving sweets, choose apples, strawberries, and grapefruit.
Enjoy sugar-free gum. Gum chewing encourages the production of saliva, which keeps your mouth moist.
Avoid dehydration by minimizing or eliminating salt, coffee, and alcohol from your diet. These culprits can make anyone dehydrated especially those that consume a lot of it. Practice moderation and drink more water to avoid dehydration.
Hydration is just one of many ways to avoid gum disease. Learn more about your oral health and ways to improve it by visiting us. Schedule an examination and consultation today. Call (617) 328-5060 or request an appointment online.