Getting enough water is important for your dental health – and your overall health too. If you’re not drinking enough, you’re more likely to suffer from an unpleasant condition called dry mouth. The name tells you what you need to know about its primary symptom. It causes other unpleasant symptoms too, like bad breath and dry, cracked lips.

Worse, a shortage of saliva can lead to more cavities. Saliva helps fight dental decay by washing away the food debris that bacteria in our mouths like to feast on.

The best way to avoid dry mouth is by drinking plenty of water. But how much is enough? Take this quiz to find out if you’re getting enough water. If you aren’t, check out our earlier post on avoiding dry mouth. We can offer advice on dry mouth – and any other dental issue – during your exams or other visits to our Montgomery, AL dentist office. Call Carmichael Dental Care at 334-600-1423 to schedule your next appointment.