The bottled water vs. fluoridated tap continues

March 21, 2012
Some dentists suggest the overuse of bottled water may be leading to cavities in young children.

When the dentist had to fill six cavities in her 4-year-old son’s baby teeth, Amy Wilson was shocked.

The New York City mother of three scanned her family’s habits, trying to figure how Seamus, now 7, could have developed such tooth decay so early.

“We said, 'No, no, no, they don’t have candy or gum or soda regularly,'” recalled Wilson, 42, an actress, author and blogger. For a while, she was stumped.

But then, at a party, a dentist friend posed a surprising question: Did Wilson’s children drink bottled water?

“I had a dentist tell me to make sure to give my kids tap water and not bottled because the latter isn’t fluoridated, and he’s seeing kids with more cavities,” said Wilson, who posted on the popular blog, Type A Parent.

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