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Bottled water vs tap water

Bottled water vs tap water

Is it better for you, or just clever marketing?

Getting people to buy bottled water when they can get water from the tap has been hailed as the marketing triumph of the century.

So, why is bottled water so popular? After all, it’s no better at hydrating you than tap water, and it’s not any healthier either.

So why are people paying almost 2000 times the price for bottled water?

People make the assumption that bottled water is superior to tap water because companies use names and images that link purity and nature to bottled water, and consumers might presume these to be ‘better’ and ‘cleaner’ than tap water.

The marketers want potential consumers to think that tap water is unnatural. But according to Stuart Khan, an Associate Professor at the University of NSW and an expert in drinking water quality “Australia is a world leader in the way we manage drinking water quality and we have some of the best tap water in the world.

While beverage companies like to give the impression their water is more natural than tap water, environmentalists are quick to point out there’s nothing natural about drinking water from a plastic bottle!

Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.

Do you know how to care for your child’s oral health?

Let’s start with showing them its fun and make it fun! Try brushing together, letting your child pick their own toothbrush and grab an egg timer so they know how long to brush for. Show them how to brush properly and take good care of your own oral health which shows them it is something to be valued.

With a few basic steps you can help prevent cavities and gum issues for them in the future.

  • Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and at night time before bed.
  • Take your child for regular dental check ups, usually recommended every 6 months.
  • Eat a well balanced diet limiting sugary foods like juices and soft drinks.
  • Use a soft bristled tooth brush and gently brush in circular motions and back and forth.
  • Brush along the outside, inside and top of your teeth. Don’t forget your tongue.
  • Keep your gums healthy by brushing along the gum line.
  • Use the tip of your brush to brush behind the front top and bottom teeth.

With these steps looking after their oral health should be a breeze.

Keep smiling.

Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.

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