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Recently, there has been controversy surrounding bottled water and dental health. This issue at hand was that while fluoride - a substance that helps prevent tooth decay - is added to the public drinking water in many towns, bottled water only contains trace amounts of this substance. This led some experts to believe that people who mostly consume bottled water may be damaging their dental health. Now, the American Dental Association (ADA) has come out with a statement saying there is no evidence to support this claim.
According to ADA spokesman Jonathan Shenkin, D.D.S. and Burton Edelstein, D.D.S., president of the Children’s Dental Health Project, despite media claims that the rise of tooth decay in the U.S. is due to more people consuming bottled water, there is no evidence to suggest that this is true.
Furthermore, the organization added that drinking any kind of water - be it bottled or tap - is better for the teeth than sugary juices or carbonated sodas.
The ADA states that since the first American town added fluoride to its water in 1945, fluoridation has dramatically improved the oral health of tens of millions of Americans.
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