We have reached the middle of the summer season, and we are all feeling hot, hot, hot! When the temperature rises, most of us reach for our favorite ice cold beverages to cool off. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a chance that your favorite drink can be harming your oral health. Our recommendation is for patients to drink plenty of water. Not only is it beneficial to your overall health, but it can help prevent bacteria from lingering in your mouth leading to unwanted decay.