Have you noticed that you have some serious questions about choosing to drink water in its bottled form? Perhaps you keep hearing from your friends and relatives that drinking bottled water is “bad” but you really like it! Maybe you realized that water from a bottle doesn’t have fluoride, so you wondering how this might affect your child’s oral health. No worries! Our FAQs session will help.
FAQs: Bottled Water
Question: Is it bad to drink bottled water? I hear mixed reviews about this.
Answer: It’s not always bad but it is easy for it to become problematic. Think through the details:
- Drinking only from disposable bottles is the most costly option
- Health problems have been linked to certain toxic components of disposable water bottles
- The plastic waste created from these bottles is dangerous for the environment
Question: Is it okay if I’m choosing to give my child bottled water? I don’t want to worry about dangerous levels of potential toxins in community drinking water and bottles are so easy for on-the-go drinking.
Answer: We suggest you speak with us about the details. Generally speaking, your child will miss out on essential fluoride for optimal oral health if he or she is not receiving it through treated drinking water. To set your mind at ease regarding what else is inyour water, we encourage checking on the quality of your community’s water (you have access to public reports).
Question: Is there a happy medium, so I can make sure my family is receiving safe, fluoride-treated water throughout the day?
Answer: Of course, you have some options. When you need an option for an on-the-go lifestyle, we suggest you skip the pre-packaged water bottles and instead buy one manufactured for daily use. In addition, you may then go ahead and fill this bottle with community water. If you prefer to avoid tap water, we encourage you to speak with us about alternatives for fluoride supplementation and protected oral health.
ABOUT YOUR LONGVIEW, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Longview, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Tyler, TX.