Distilled Water Nearly Cost Me My Teeth

The effect was all too clear!

Salina Christaria
4 min readJul 11, 2018


Alexander Graham Bell attributed his good health to drinking distilled water. Yet, there are others who claim it causes mineral loss. I wasn’t sure who to believe until distilled water nearly cost me my teeth!

It all started when a nutritionist recommended I drink distilled water. At the time, I figured it couldn’t hurt. After all, my grandma always distilled her water and she lived to be 93! I even recall having to distill my well water a decade ago, to avoid contaminants in the ground from all the chemicals used in nearby orchards.

So, with nary a thought, I got my distiller out of storage, dusted it off, and started distilling. Frankly, it was a big hassle. But, the crazy thing about me is I’ve always been more than willing to do whatever it takes to improve my health.

A Shocking Discovery

Four weeks later, after drinking nothing but the recommended concoction of distilled water mixed with sole (salt-infused water), I received quite a shock. While brushing my teeth one day, I noticed they had turned grey and rather transparent.

You are probably wondering why I didn’t notice sooner. I’m wondering the same thing.

I guess it was such a gradual process, that at first I thought it was just my imagination. When it became clear my teeth were in fact CLEAR, I was aghast! Upon hearing of my distressing dental disaster, my daughter wanted to see for herself.

“Wow!” she exclaimed, when I bared my pearly whites that had turned into dingy greys. “I thought it would be barely noticeable, but that’s really obvious!

When I told my nutritionist about it, she said she’s never seen that happen with any of her other clients. Perhaps that’s why the debate rages on. Maybe distilled water is fine for some people and not for others.

Since I’m evidently one of the others, I put the distiller back in storage with a grateful good riddance. Then, I got busy researching how to re-mineralize my teeth.

Undoing the Damage

Along with drastically reducing foods high in phytic acid, I ate lots of mineral-rich vegetables and consumed…



Salina Christaria

Author, blogger, speaker and deep thinker, passionate about encouraging us all to be unstoppable in the pursuit of our potential.