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Oral Health Topics

Bottled Water

Overview

For six decades, the American Dental Association has continuously endorsed the fluoridation of community water supplies and the use of fluoride-containing products as safe and effective measures for preventing tooth decay.

The majority of bottled waters on the market do not contain optimal levels (0.7–1.2 ppm) of fluoride. And, some types of home water treatment systems can reduce the fluoride levels in water supplies potentially decreasing the decay-preventive effects of optimally fluoridated water.

For more detailed explanations, read the online version of ADA’s Fluoridation Facts booklet. It is a 71-page comprehensive encyclopedia of fluoridation facts with over 350 scientific references. Order your copy of ADA’s Fluoridation Facts from the ADA Catalog.

Additional Resources

Related Web Links

The ADA Council on Access, Prevention, and Interprofessional Relations has compiled the following list of non-ADA Internet sites that provide information on bottled water and home water treatment systems:

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration