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Bottled water not as good for your teeth

Some dentists are voicing concern about the amount of bottled water people, especially children, are consuming. The reason being that bottled water doesn't contain the fluoride that water from the tap does.

Bottled water may not be the best choice for children's oral health if it's all they drink. Most of it lacks fluoride, which can be a problem for children under 13, said Dr. Blane Christman, a dentist at Marshfield Clinic-Ladysmith Center.

"Some of it is just spring water, so it's like well water. The biggest thing with that is when the teeth are developing," he said. "A lot of new mothers are very, very aware they need to have fluoride for their children."

The bottom line: Want better teeth? Drink more tap water.


At 10/01/2005 03:43:00 PM, Blogger Dean said...

And not only fluoride, but here in Waukesha we get radium too.

At 11/18/2005 04:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should try Trinity Springs bottled water, there is naturally occurring calcium fluoride (as opposed to sodium fluoride which is the processed version) It's good stuff!


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