How Taking Part in Dry January Can Benefit Your Oral Health

Are you taking part in Dry January? If you haven’t heard of this trend, it is all about abstaining from alcohol for the entire month of January. In addition to the overall physical and mental health benefits you gain, you benefit your oral health too.

By cutting down on alcoholic beverages, you will:

  • Cut down on dry mouth and improve saliva production in your mouth
  • Reduce the amount of sugar you are consuming, and as a result, reduce the harmful bacteria in your mouth
  • Improve the color of your teeth, if you have previously consumed beverages that stain, like wine

If you are wondering how your drinking habits have impacted your smile, call 219-641-3422 or schedule online to set up an appointment at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS in Crown Point, IN. You may even be interested in teeth whitening to eliminate the stains caused by alcoholic beverages!