hydration for oral health

Staying Hydrated Is Best For Your Oral Health

Good dental hygiene is a must for oral health. But there are other habits that can help you keep your teeth and gums in great condition. Staying hydrated is one of them.

Key takeaways:

  • Drinking water can remove food particles that would cause bacterial growth if they weren’t eliminated.
  • Staying hydrated can help prevent dry mouth, a condition that increases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease.
  • Fluorinated tap water strengthens the teeth and prevents the appearance of decay.

Ask your dentist about other good habits you can adopt to enjoy better oral health.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.