Water is the simplest and most effective product to aid you achieve good oral health.
Water is essential to life. Approximately 70% of your body weight is due to water content. Water is constantly being lost from your body through evaporation and sweating along with other losses through urine, faeces, bleeding and vomiting. It is essential to maintain good general health that you are drinking around 2 Litres or 8 glasses of water every day.
Along with being essential for good general health, water is also crucial to good oral health.
The action of the flow of liquid that is free of sugars aids in the mechanical cleansing of your mouth. Rinsing removes large proportions of harmful substrates such as sugars from the oral cavity. The neutral pH (7) of water also means that when drinking, your mouth will be less acidic and move further away from the critical pH (4.5-5.5) that your oral environment needs to be in to begin the demineralisation process of decay.
Fluoride in water:
The introduction of fluoride into a water supply has been recognised as one of the top ten community level health prevention strategies in history. It is estimated that for every $1 spent on water fluoridation for a community that $26 of treatment is avoided. This is achieved by increasing the amount of fluoride (which is already naturally occurring in water) up to around 0.7-1.2 parts per million.
Adding fluoride tablets to a glass of water is no longer recommended as the potential risks outweigh the potential benefits if consumed in amounts higher than recommended.