Childhood Tea Drinking May Increase Fluorosis Risk

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09 Jan 2021

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DESCRIPTION: Green tea consumption may help prevent cavities, but excessive consumption among young children may lead to dental fluorosis due to the natural fluoride content of the plant.

What may be the best source of hydration for kids? See my video Does a Drink of Water Make Children Smarter? (

Might tea also cause dehydration? Check out Is Caffeinated Tea Dehydrating? (

Beyond cosmetic issues, what should we eat and drink to keep our mouth healthy? See my videos Plant-Based Diets: Oral Health ( and Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health (

What was that about cranberries keeping bacteria from sticking to the wall of the bladder? See my last video, Can Cranberry Juice Treat Bladder Infections? (

The mouthwash video I reference is: Don't Use Antiseptic Mouthwash ( and the fluoride toxicity case report at Overdosing on Tea (

What about all those folks that say fluoride is a poison to be avoided at all costs? I offer my brief two cents in the Q&A The Dangers of Fluoride? ( There are elements for which there is no safe level of exposure. I explore a few in my next video, Fukushima and Radioactivity in Seafood (

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and he'll try to answer it!

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