Today we continue our Artistic Touch Dentistry series on foods that boost dental health. In addition to cheese, Xylitol, and vegetables, we’ve got one very easy solution that may be the simplest way to bolster oral health through your diet: water!
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a division of the National Institutes of Health, “67 percent of the United States population served by public water supplies, drink water with optimal fluoride levels for preventing decay.” That’s because acid strips away the outer layer of enamel on teeth, essentially “demineralizing” it. In contrast, fluoride remineralizes teeth, reversing the damage caused by these acids. If you live in a community with tap water that is already fluoridated, drink up!
So while you’re adding items to your grocery list as we present them in our series, fluoridated water is one way you can boost your dental health right now. Go grab a glass from the tap and help us protect your teeth and improve your dental health!