Monday, November 17, 2008
Finally a story about something good in your tap water: flouride. This mineral plays an important role in the development of children's teeth, but it also helps fight cavities in adults. So if you've given up drinking tap water because you worry that ir is unsafe, you and your children may not be getting enough flouride.
According to a recent study published in General Dentistry, many commercially bottled waters contain less than 0.3 parts per million (ppm), much less than the recommended 0.7 to 1.2 ppm. The tap water in most cities and towns falls withing recommended levels.