The type of beverages we consume have a major impact on our oral health, so if we want to keep our teeth white and healthy until old age, we need to be conscious of a lot more than just what we are eating!
There’s nothing wrong with drinking water. No sugar. No artificial sweeteners. Not too harsh on your wallet either. Bit boring for you? Why not jazz up your glass of water with some ice and some mint, cucumber or infuse with some berry fruits? If you’re feeling a bit adventurous try your water with some cinnamon sticks!
Milk is great for your teeth. Milk contains phosphorus, calcium, and casein which all help strengthen teeth and stop decay. Plus, the sugar found in milk is lactose, which does not promote decay as much as other sugars because it produces less acids.
No one is suggesting you shouldn’t enjoy certain types of drinks every so often. Remember that moderation is key, alongside exercising good oral care habits that include brushing twice a day and flossing daily.