Drinking water is vital to oral healthEveryone knows that water and staying hydrated are extremely important for your physical health but did you know the vital role that water plays in your oral health?

Water washes away sugar and acidity left behind from food, both are leading causes of tooth decay. So when you’re finished eating, swish some water around in your mouth.

Keep in mind that while drinking sports drinks may keep your body hydrated, the ones with sugar also can unfortunately cause cavities. In addition, non-cola sodas, lemonade and sports drinks can cause significant damage to your teeth enamel, which can lead to tooth decay.

Plus, did you know lack of water is one of the leading causes of fatigue? So next time you feel tired at work, don’t reach for a caffeinated beverage (which can actually dehydrate you), drink water. It’s good for your energy level and your teeth.