Drink Water When You’re Thirsty

Water is the best drink to keep your teeth and body healthy.

Water may contain fluoride, a natural mineral that helps prevent cavities.

Drinking juice or soda (even diet soda and diluted juice) throughout the day causes repeated acid attacks. Repeated acid attacks cause cavities.

Juice and soda pop have a lot of sugar in them and no nutritional value. Replace them with water!

When baby breastfeeds or sleeps with a bottle of milk, the sugars stay on the teeth while the baby sleeps. This gives the germs time to attack and weaken the teeth and make cavities. If a baby goes to bed with a bottle, fill it only with water.

Encourage children to drink water when they are thirsty in between meals and at snack time. This will help prevent cavities.