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Is Bottled Water Good for Your Teeth?

Woman Talking with Dentist while in Dental Chair Roswell, GA

We know that drinking water is essential for our body’s health and hydration. However, when it comes to dental health, not all water is created equal. If your family regularly drinks bottled water, you should consider some potential setbacks. As surprising as it may seem, not all bottled water is good for your smile.

There are two main issues with bottled water. The first is fluoride. As opposed to community tap water, the majority of bottled waters contain little to no fluoride. According to the American Dental Association, fluoride consumption is proven to prevent tooth decay by at least 25% in children and adults. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can not only strengthen teeth but also remineralize acid-damaged enamel. If you are only consuming bottled water in your family, you should inform your dentist, as you may need more regular fluoride treatments at your dental office.

Beyond the lack of preventative powers in bottled waters, there are also some bottled brands that can do harm to your teeth. Did you know that there are many bottled water brands that have an acidic pH? While most bottled waters are better than soda, some can have a pH level that can erode tooth enamel. Any water with a pH lower than 5.5 can dissolve enamel and thus put the teeth at high risk for decay.

A recent Reader’s Digest article confirmed the dental health dangers of certain bottled water varieties. Augusto Robles, DDS, MS, DMD, and assistant professor at the UAB School of Dentistry, conducted a study to assess the pH levels and fluoride content on various brands of bottled water. Robles explained that “pH level varies between brands because of the different processes each company uses to make the water clean enough to drink. The added chemicals and filtration systems used ultimately affect how the water tastes and its final pH level.” The study concluded that only four brands of bottled water have a pH and fluoride level completely safe for your teeth: Fiji, “Just Water”, Deer Park Natural Spring Water, and Evamor.

If you are concerned that you need more fluoride or that your bottled water is damaging your teeth, please schedule a visit with Dr. Mitzi Morris in Roswell. It’s our job to protect your smile!

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

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  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

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  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

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