It is not uncommon that parents show up at the dentist with their 6 or 7 year old, and the dentist finds as many as four cavities that need to be filled. This trend seems to be happening more and more and parents are stunned when they hear the news. Their kids don’t go crazy with sweets and they follow a strict oral health regimen every day. The col-pit…bottled water!Â
Government health officials and dentists raise the awareness that bottled water is the one that might be causing the tooth decay complications in children.Â Bottled water does not contain a sufficient amount of fluoride, which tap water does so it is actually not protecting the oral health of your child.Â In fact, it seems it is doing more harm than good.
For children to keep a great smile it is very important for them to brush their teeth at last twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste, visit the dentist every six months for a fluoride treatment and drink water that is fluoridated.
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that 42% ofÂ U.S. children between the ages of 2 and 11 were found with dental cavities in their baby teeth. To make sure your child isn’t part of this statistic make an appointment with your local Gentle Dental dentist by calling 1-888-513-7436.