Warmer weather brings lots of outdoor activities and spending plenty of time under the sun. It is especially important that we are reaching for the right beverage to keep ourselves and our children hydrated. Sports drinks, Energy drinks, Juices and Soda are filled with sugar and acids that can wreak havoc on our health and teeth! The best option is to drink plenty of water!
Which water is best?
Drinking water with fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. However, if your family drinks bottled water, you may be missing out on those benefits. That’s because many bottled waters do not contain fluoride. Flavored waters may also have some sugar, it is best to read the label and avoid all sugary/ sweetened water.
Is fluoride safe?
Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste isn't harmful. Nor is a dentist applying a fluoride treatment at your dental check -up. Our fluoride is applied topically and adheres to the teeth, therefore very little to none is ingested. We strongly recommend all children receive a fluoride treatment at their dental cleaning appointments. Fluoride will keep teeth strong and help prevent cavities.
To fluoride or not?
Drinking plain water or fluoridated water is your personal choice, whichever you choose the benefits will still outweigh drinking a sugary beverage.
As always we look forward to seeing our patients and meeting new patients and remember
“You don’t have to floss all your teeth, only the ones you want to keep”
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