Dangers Your Mouth Can Face if You Only Drink Bottled Water
Posted on 12/10/2019 by Jolie
Water is one of the most important elements any human being needs. Scientists say that about 60% of the body is made of water. Therefore, for the body to work as it should, it needs about 8 glasses of water every day. This is to ensure that the body can properly dispose of toxic matter in the body, and also ensure that the nutrients get to every part of the body.
However, water today is available from various sources. You can get tap water and filtered water to bottled water. Although the assumption is usually that the bottled water is better. However, it's now coming to light that it might not be the best for your mouth.
When tap water is being treated, it goes through a process that not only chlorinates it, but it also it receives a treatment of fluoride. Fluoride is one of the most effective elements against cavities. It does this by strengthening the enamel therefore making plaque ineffectual against the teeth. However, most bottled water does not contain fluoride. Since most of it is usually distilled water, you will either find very low amounts or none at all. As such, if you only consume bottled water, you lack the daily dose of fluoride.
The pH Levels
Although most people think that water is supposed to be neutral when it comes to the pH scale, that's not usually the case. Most bottled water has pH levels that are very close to zero. This means that they are acidic in nature. Although you might not get it from the taste, the acidic water is very harmful to your teeth since it has the power to erode your enamel. The effect might not be felt immediately, but if you drink acidic water every day, you will definitely feel the difference. In such a case, getting cavities will be very easy which can even cause you to lose your teeth.
Although bottled water is often marketed as the better, safer option, it might not be the case. Drinking only bottled water might be damaging your teeth without your knowledge. It's important to mix it up so that you get your daily dose of fluoride so that you don't have dental problems in the future.
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