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Benefits of tap water

Tap water runs from the faucet. We have all heard that sodas and sugary juices are bad for our teeth, but how bad are they really? What is healthy alternative? Drinking tap water is far better than trying to quench your thirst with soft drinks that contain a high sugar content, which wreaks havoc on your teeth.

Why is soda bad for your teeth?

The reason soft drinks are bad for your teeth is due to their high acid and sugar levels. The bacteria in your mouth feeds on sugar, which creates acid. Too much acid can destroy your teeth.

Even diet sodas contain high acid levels, which destroy the enamel on your teeth.

Good dental health goes beyond preventing cavities and having a beautiful smile. When the tissue in your mouth becomes infected, it puts strain on your immune system which can cause a wide array of health complications. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease.

Benefits of drinking good ‘ol tap water

Drinking tap water not only decreases the amount of sugar intake that you would otherwise be having, but tap water that contains fluoride has incredible benefits for your teeth, like helping to prevent tooth decay.

Many people think that drinking bottled water is healthier and cleaner than water from the tap. Research has shown that this is not true. In fact, bottled water could have more impurities than water from your sink. Tap water is more regulated than bottled water. Additionally, the chemical phthalate found in the plastic bottle could cause reproductive problems and put you at risk for certain cancers.

The American Dental Association (ADA) promotes the benefits that come from drinking tap water. Start new healthier habits today. Open up the tap and take a sip!

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