Fluoride is one of our most valuable tools to fight tooth decay. We often recommend fluoride treatments for children and other folks prone to cavities. It’s a fast, easy, and pain-free way to improve oral health.
Fluoride in bottled water is another easy way to get added protection against cavities. As this video from the American Dental Association explains, the label of your water should specify whether it contains fluoride.
According to the CDC, fluoride in bottled water may occur naturally in the source water or be added during the water process. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established limits for fluoride in bottled water. But labels won’t specify how much fluoride is in the water. To find that out, you’ll need to contact the water producer.
If you’d rather not have fluoride in bottled water, look for products labeled as de-ionized, purified, demineralized, or distilled. This water will contain no fluoride or only trace amounts unless it specifically lists fluoride as an added ingredient.
To schedule a fluoride treatment, dental cleaning, or other preventive dentistry service, call Alabama Family Dental at 251-241-0890.