Posted on 7/23/2019 by Dr. Bijan Modjtahedi
|For many people, bottled water is the only water they drink. They worry about the risks they have heard about if they drink tap water. From cancer to lead in the water, the fears of drinking tap water are all around, but many people don't know about what can happen if all they drink is bottled water. They may put themselves at risk for some problems that they do not want to deal with.
The Difference Between Bottled and Tap Water
Some may try to claim that water is water and that there is no difference between tap water and bottled water. They are very wrong. Bottled water comes in different forms. There is water that comes from natural springs and there is bottled water that is simply filtered and purified tap water. Either way, the bottled water does not have all the chemicals that tap water has. There is also the difference in the packaging of bottled water. It is in plastic bottles. The plastic can contain chemicals that get into the water the bottle holds.
Some Chemicals Help
Removing the chemicals from tap water is not always the right and healthy choice, especially when it comes to oral health. One of the chemicals in tap water is fluoride. This chemical is removed from the bottled water.
Fluoride is a mineral that can help protect and restore the enamel of the teeth.
The enamel is the protective layer for the teeth. When you don't get enough fluoride, you are at a higher risk for tooth decay and cavities. Studies have shown that people who drink only bottled water have more cavities and more issues with the oral health than the people who drink tap water.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.