If you want to keep your mouth healthy while you sip, try some of these helpful tips:
- Stay hydrated: Be sure to drink water regularly to stay hydrated to prevent dry mouth.
- Swish water around: Prevent sugars from sticking to your enamel by swishing some water in your mouth.
- Drink through a straw: This can limit the amount of contact your mouth has with something that's highly acidic or sugary.
- Fluoride mouthwash: Give your enamel some added protection by rinsing with fluoride mouthwash at least 30 minutes after drinking acidic or sugary beverages.
If you'd like something with all the carbonation of a soda, but nowhere near the sugar content, seltzers are a fantastic option—even if infused with sweet additives for flavor. Though seltzer drinks are more acidic than still water, they don't present a risk to your enamel or oral health if consumed in moderation.