Is pH Balanced Bottled Water Before for Your Teeth Than Standard Bottled Water?
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Dr. Chapko
Drinking plenty of water is a great way to help keep your teeth healthy and strong. Water helps rinse out your mouth, meaning there will be lower levels of the harmful bacteria and the acidic byproducts they create. This, in turn, means less chance that your teeth will be damaged suffer decay.
However, some people wonder about the type of water they are drinking. Is one better than the other, or is all water pretty much the same? If this sounds like you, read on for some information about the water you drink.
The pH level of a liquid is a measure of how acidic or basic it is. The scale for pH runs from 0 to 14, with a pH of 7 being neutral. Anything less than 7 is acidic; anything over 7 is basic (or alkaline).
A surprising percentage of bottled water manufacturers bottle water that is acidic. This means that the bottled water you think is so good for you can actually be causing your teeth to suffer damage. Over time, the elevated acid level will strip away the hardened outer part of your teeth known as the enamel. Without the enamel, the teeth will be much more likely to break, crack, or chip. Likewise, your chances of developing a cavity are much higher when the enamel is weakened.
What Should You Do? If you are concerned about keeping your teeth strong, be careful to drink only bottled water that has a pH of 7 or greater. If you are not sure, check the label or research the water online. It may take a few extra minutes, but your teeth will be better off for it. And, once you find a water that is acceptable, you can drink it knowing that you are helping your teeth to remain strong.
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