A simple way for Staten Island residents to choose beverages that won’t harm their teeth is to keep it simple and make water their go-to drink. However, for safety, thrift, and convenience, many dental patients choose to drink bottled water or filter it themselves at home.
Filtered water can be detrimental to oral health if it doesn’t contain fluoride, which is a great tooth decay preventer.
If you choose bottled water and are wondering if any naturally occurring fluoride has been removed, you can check the label. If you prefer to filter your own tap water, look to see if the American Dental Association has given the filter its seal of approval.
Water filters that carry the ADA seal don’t remove fluoride, so you can be sure that the fluoride is still in your water and benefitting your teeth.
I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht, an experienced Staten Island dentist serving the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne areas, and I am passionate about helping my patients have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Contact us today at (347) 695-4370 and we can answer any questions you have about dental health, cosmetic dentistry, or smile makeovers.
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