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Should You Be Using A Straw to Drink More Often?
Posted on 6/8/2020 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
Should You Be Using A Straw to Drink More Often?Staying hydrated throughout the day is important for both your mouth and body. Ensuring that your mouth doesn't dry out helps to regulate bad bacteria in your mouth. But most of us don't consider how we get beverages from the container to our mouth. Today, we will be talking about how using a straw is beneficial for your teeth.

Straws Aren't Just Neater - They Are Cleaner For Your Teeth



We talk a lot about how certain beverages affect your teeth, this is mainly with the mindset that you are directly using a glass or bottle to drink out of. But what if we told you that using a straw can help minimize the negative effects many beverages have on your teeth?

We aren't telling you to suddenly go pound down as much soda as you can handle, but using a straw essentially ensures that most of the liquid skips past hitting the front of your teeth. This is a very useful method of drinking if you like drinks that are good for the body but wreak havoc on your teeth due to high acidity levels such as pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, and orange juice.

Straws are also a huge help in minimizing stains, you can drink pretty much anything you want from a straw - including coffee, one of the most stain-happy beverages you can find. This is a bit of a ™life hack™ for those tired of their favorite beverages leaving behind undesirable stains.

If you are concerned about the waste traditional plastic straws bring. Use quality paper straws to enjoy the quality of life straws bring without the guilt!

If you are curious about your oral health. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you have. We are here to help with your oral care needs!
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