How much does the fluoride in tap water actually help your teeth?
Fluoride is an important component of tap water that helps keep your teeth healthy. It is critical in protecting teeth against decay that can leave a lasting impact on your dental health. Many bottled waters don’t contain the amount of fluoride recommended by the FDA–though fluoride is present in some toothpastes, it is not always enough to protect your teeth completely. By drinking tap water instead of bottled water and heavily filtered tap water, in addition to brushing your teeth regularly, you are continuing to maintain the integrity of your teeth.