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Filter the Decay


Posted on 8/26/2013 by Alan Snodgrass
Filter the DecayYou may think drinking bottled or filtered water is good for your health, but your oral health would disagree. There are a variety of minerals you need to expose your teeth to, which can help prevent tooth decay. If you drink only filtered water, you will not consume those minerals, and your teeth could experience decay.

The American Dental Association states that fluoride is responsible for reducing tooth decay. It is a known fact that many municipalities add fluoride to tap water. This practice dates back to the 1940s in public drinking systems. If you are one of the 65 percent of Americans that have access to fluoride filled tap water, you should consider drinking it to help prevent the decay that can harm your teeth.

There are other natural sources of fluoride available to you. Those sources include:

•  Fruits
•  Grains
•  Deboned Poultry and Meat
•  Canned Fish
•  Taro

Around 42 percent of children have cavities in their teeth between the ages of 2 and 11. It is not coincident that more than 45 percent of parents give their children bottled water, instead of tap water.

Both adults and children can greatly reduce their risk of cavities and tooth decay by taking some dental hygiene precautions:

•  Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste (At least twice a day)
•  Receive Fluoride treatment from our office
•  Drink fluoridated tap water if available
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