Every single one of us is trying to make the best choices we can make on a day-to-day basis. We do our research and adjust the way to do things to benefit our bodies, our schedules, and the happiness of people around us. For many, that has meant making the switch from tap water to bottled water, but did you know that bottled water isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be? The convenience of water does not outweigh the detriment to your oral health. Learn more from your Mendota Heights dentist below.
Lack of fluoride – The biggest risk for your teeth when you drink bottled water is the lack of fluoride. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that boosts the strength of your tooth enamel. It is available in most tap water, but it is not available in bottled water. It is much better to invest in a few high-quality, reusable water bottles and a home filtration system to get the clear, clean water you desire without losing the benefits of fluoride.
Other ways to boost fluoride intake – Some patients do well with the amount of fluoride available in tap water, while others need additional exposure to benefit their teeth. That’s why we offer fluoride treatments here in the office. We can also recommend special toothpaste and rinses to boost your fluoride intake.
You might hear some negativity about fluoride, and it is true that getting too much fluoride can cause side-effects for your teeth, but those negative aspects are nothing compared to the loss of fluoride completely. Contact us today to learn more about the importance of fluoride and how you can gauge your fluoride needs with the help of your Mendota Heights dentist. We’d be happy to help you get on track!