Is Tap Water good for your Kids Dental Health?


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Is Tap Water good for your Kids Dental Health?

We have to mention that Tap water is typically fluoridated.According to a Study published for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine:

Kids who don’t drink tap water are more likely to have tooth decay. However, the study confirms that kids who drink tap water are more likely to have elevated levels of lead on their blood.

Researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anne E. Sanders, PhD and Gary D. Slade, BDSc, PhD, of the Department of Dental Ecology studied nearly 16,000 children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey  (NHANES) from the years 2005 to 2015.

More than 12,000 records included data on blood lead levels and about 5,600 had dental caries examination data.

NHANES is the benchmark for national surveillance of blood lead levels and is the sole national source of dental examination data.

According to this study,

Children and Adolescents who did not drink tap

Water were more likely than tap-water drinkers to have tooth decay but were less likely to  have elevated blood lead levels.

Source of information CDA journal

To read more about this study go to the CDA Journal, VOL 46, Number 2 pg 79.


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