If you are taking part in Dry January, you abstain from alcohol the entire month. In addition to the physical and mental health benefits, you also benefit your smile. By limiting alcoholic beverages, you are cutting down on dry mouth problems and increasing saliva production. This helps eliminate harmful bacteria that can lead to cavities. Plus, if you tend to enjoy wine and are skipping it this month, you are limiting a beverage that stains your teeth.
Haven’t heard of Dry January before? Here’s a video that explains it:
It isn’t too late to join in! Even starting mid-way through can give you amazing health benefits.
Wondering how your habits impact your smile? Schedule an appointment at Willes Dental by calling 760-576-2214 for our Encinitas, CA office or 760-477-0338 for our Escondido, CA location. You also can contact us online.