Your oral health depends on many factors, one of which is how much fluoride you receive. Fluoride has been proven to be a major factor in the prevention of tooth decay and promoting oral health. It comes in the form of toothpaste, mouthwash, food, water, and professional fluoride products. Many of us drink bottled water for various reasons, including the taste, or as a convenient means of hydration,. however, some bottled waters contain fluoride and some do not. Also, certain types of home water treatment systems can reduce the fluoride levels in your tap water. If you mainly drink bottled water and you are not getting enough fluoride from other sources, you may eventually wind up with more cavities than you would if you only drank fluoridated tap water. You’ll also find that using fluoride regularly is very cost-effective. Talk to your dental professional for ways to continue enjoying the taste of bottled water, yet still get the fluoride that you need for preventing cavities.