BOTTLED WATER

For six decades, the American Dental Association has continuously endorsed the fluoridation of community water supplies and the use of fluoride-containing products as safe and effective measures for preventing tooth decay.

The majority of bottled waters on the market do not contain optimal levels (0.7-1.2 ppm) of fluoride. And, some types of home water treatment systems can reduce the fluoride levels in water supplies potentially decreasing the decay-preventive effects of optimally fluoridated water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the consistent use of bottled water result in individuals missing the benefits of optimally fluoridated water?

Yes. The majority of bottled waters on the market do not contain optimal levels (0.7-1.2 ppm) of fluoride.

Can home water treatment systems (e.g., water filters) affect optimally fluoridated water supplies?

Yes. Some types of home water treatment systems can reduce the fluoride levels in water supplies potentially decreasing the decay-preventive effects of optimally fluoridated water.

Additional Resources:

http://ada.org/2095.aspx

http://ada.org/sections/publicResources/pdfs/art_water_bottled.pdf

http://ada.org/sections/publicResources/pdfs/patient_30.pdf

 

 

 

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