Most of us are so used to having public fluoridated water that we never think about it. At Sneed Dental Arts in Collierville, we want to emphasize the value of fluoridation for you and your family’s dental health.
According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), “fluoridation is the single most important intervention to reduce dental caries.”
Fluoridated water benefits people of every age, including the elderly. The more fluoride in your drinking water and the more water you consume, the more resistant your teeth will be to tooth decay.
Dr. Sneed recommends using and drinking fluoridated public water. She can apply fluoride treatments for you and your children, but the best way to get the fluoride you need is by drinking fluoridated water.
Not all waters are equal, and your favorite bottled water may not be supplemented with fluoride. Try filling your plastic bottles with drinking water from the faucet. Fewer plastic bottles are better for the environment too!
If you live in an area that isn’t served by public water, such as a rural community where you use well water, ask Dr. Sneed how you can boost the fluoride in your diet. Contact our dental office in Collierville at [contact type=”mobile”] to make an appointment for a checkup and a fluoride treatment.