Woodridge dentist, Dr Hannah Baek, says she recommends that her patients drink water every day to help prevent tooth decay. Drinking tap water with fluoride can decrease the chance of getting tooth decay by 20 – 40%.
Dr Hannah Baek, your Woodridge dentist, agrees with the position of the ADA. “The American Dental Association continues to endorse fluoridation of community water supplies as safe and effective for preventing tooth decay. ”
Fluoride works to protect teeth by preventing and replacing minerals lost from the enamel. The fluoride in tap water also decreases bacteria’s ability to make the acid that causes tooth decay according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Talk to Dr Hannah Baek about the connection between drinking tap water and dental health on your next dental visit.