Drink Tap Water!

While bottled water is trendy, adults and children should drink water the old fashioned way, out of the tap. Our Winston-Salem/Forsyth County local drinking water meets all safe water quality standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency, and it contains fluoride, which is beneficial for teeth of all ages.

A recent study of 275,843 New Zealand preschoolers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association further strengthens the public health perspective that fluoride should be added to the water supply. Researchers found that children (median age of 4.3 years) living in areas without community water fluoridation had significantly higher odds of severe dental caries (tooth decay) compared with children living in areas with water fluoridation.

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