Which is Better: Tap Water or Bottled Water? Oakville’s Tap Water Can Be Good for Your Teeth!
Did you know that if your community has added fluoride in the water supply, you could be better off drinking your tap water than bottled water?
If you’re a new resident to this area, you may not know that Halton Region adds fluoride to our water supplies in Burlington, Halton Hills, Oakville and the new developments in Milton, to bring it up to the recommended levels. Currently, the older section of Milton is the only Halton area that does not have fluoride added.
Water fluoridation is the process whereby the natural level of fluoride in a water supply is adjusted to a level that will optimize dental benefits, helping to prevent tooth decay and promote oral health.
Common Fluoride Myths Busted:
- Most refrigerator filters do not remove fluoride, but do remove chlorine and other contaminants such as lead and arsenic
- Boiling water does not remove fluoride
- Freezing water does not remove fluoride
Grabbing Bottled Water When You Exercise or with Your Packed Lunch?
You might want to change that habit and use a refillable bottle with water from your tap or your fridge instead. You’ll save money AND help protect your teeth!
Many bottled waters have a sub-healthy dose of fluoride. Bottled water can either contain fluoride from the water source, or it can be added during the bottling process – but most bottled waters don’t have a sufficient amount of this important mineral.
Fluoride is Especially Important for Kids
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic disease in children and adolescents. In fact it’s 5 times more common than asthma. Research studies have shown that fluoridated drinking water greatly reduces the number of cavities in children.
Are You New to Oakville or Halton Region?
At Oakville Dental Offices, we are accepting new patients and we have two welcome offers right now that you can take advantage of:
- Free upper teeth bleaching kit (a $250 value) with a new patient exam, cleaning and x-rays, or;
- Only $1 for a new patient exam with cleaning and x-rays.
Please note that this is a limited time offer, correct at the time of publication – and some conditions apply.
If you’re a new resident, give us a call and make your first appointment!