Quiz: Safely Relying On Bottled Water

quizclipboardIs it possible to rely on drinking water from a carry-it-with-you bottle on a daily basis? The answer is: Of course! Is there a right way and a wrong way to do this? Again, the answer is: Of course! To help you make sense of how to approach protecting your oral health with consistent water intake, we have gathered up a quick quiz. It will help you understand how to overcome obstacles, so you can safeguard your smile and enjoy modern conveniences without worry.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: When your source of drinking water is completely from bottled water, you may find that you are not receiving adequate fluoride, which can harm oral health. This can be particularly true for children.
  2. True or False: It can become beneficial to purchase a water bottle that is safe for reuse and that you can carry with you.
  3. True or False: In addition to a potential lack of fluoride, choosing to use plastic water bottles that are meant to be disposed of can present users with a host of other possible problems.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. While community water is usually treated with fluoride, most bottled water is not. As a result, you or your child may not receive enough fluoride for protected oral health. We encourage patients to let us know if bottled water is the primary source.
  2. True. Drinking water is good for your smile in many ways. It helps prevent dry mouth, it rinses bacteria from their resting places, it rinses food and beverage particles away, and it keeps you hydrated. Being able to fill up a reusable bottle at will is quite convenient and beneficial.
  3. True. Such plastic bottles are not meant for long-term use, so the plastic can break down and release toxins that you may ingest. These bottles often become hotbeds of bacteria, as well, which may place you at risk of becoming ill.


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.