1 (edited by TeaGuyInTheCity 2016-01-28 06:38:12)

Topic: Tea and tooth health?

I had a dentist visit tonight and sad to say, my enamel isn't as thick as it used to be. I stumbled across this article ( http://teaperspective.com/how-tea-can-s … th-enamel/ ) and it sounds like the fluoride found in tea can be beneficial for a healthy smile (Here's a direct link to the research: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 … /abstract) But I've also done a bit more research on fluoride after reading this and it sounds kind of controversial. Is there enough of it in tea for it to be good or bad either way, or does it mostly depend on the water I'm using?

Re: Tea and tooth health?

I do not think it is due to fluoride. Enamel erosion mainly occurs due to consumption of sugar laden drinks.

Re: Tea and tooth health?

Drinking tea does not damage your teeth other than to possibly cause some staining over time. Sweetened tea on the other hand, can cause the same damage or negatively affect your teeth the same way that sugar sodas can, by providing a food source for the bacteria that can cause decay.