Doctor's Note

What may be the best source of hydration for kids? See 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 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 Can Cranberry Juice Treat Bladder Infections?

The mouthwash video I reference is: Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash, and the fluoride toxicity case report is covered in Overdosing on Tea.

What about all those folks who say fluoride is a poison, to be avoided at all costs? I offer my brief two cents in my Q&A The dangers of fluoride (tap water fluoridation)? 

And, there are elements for which there is no safe level of exposure. I explore a few in my next video, Fukushima & Radioactivity in Seafood.

For further context, check out my associated blog post: Tea & Fluoride Risk.

If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here.

To post comments or questions into our discussion board, first log into Disqus with your account or with one of the accepted social media logins. Click on Login to choose a login method. Click here for help.

  • Nibiskusse

    What do you think of fluoride in toothpaste? Do you think we should stop using fluoride containing toothpastes? What do recent studies show? Thank you!

    • Nibiskusse

      Oh sorry, I just saw your Q&A on the Dangers of Fluoride.

      • Thea

        Thanks for the tip about that page. I checked it out too. :=)

  • Dan Murray

    Sorry that this is off topic…but it looks like Dr. G got a Google Glass!

  • Coacervate

    Hang on, are Yamanaka et al concluding that cranberry juice selectively inhibits adhesion of pathogenic bacteria but not beneficial bacteria?

  • Fluoridation Opposition is Scientific,Respectable & Growing

    Over 4,600 professionals (including 365 dentists and 566 MD’s) urge that fluoridation be stopped because science shows fluoridation is ineffective and harmful. See statement:

    Nobel Prizewinner in Medicine, Dr. Arvid Carlsson, says, “Fluoridation is against all principles of modern pharmacology. It’s really obsolete.”

  • cyndishisara

    To me the most logical way to defend against tooth decay to defend against tooth decay is to gargle with white tea sweetened with Xylitol.

    • Jennifer

      2 years old I know (lol) but that is a good idea! Thanks for sharing. :)