Fluoride warning on kids’ teeth
YOUNG children are turning up to dentists with what’s been branded “popcorn teeth” because they are only drinking water and using toothpaste without fluoride.
Parents seduced by extreme advice about the alleged detrimental effects of fluoride are instead opting to give their children filtered and bottled water and it’s damaging their baby teeth.
“Popcorn teeth refers to yellow and decayed teeth in children and is a result of a lack of fluoride consumption,” Sydney dentist Dr Seth Yoo said.
Specialist paediatric dentist Dr Philippa Sawyer agrees there is a new reluctancy by parents to give children tap water, which contains fluoride.
Controversial celebrity chef and paleo diet crusader Pete Evans has been a vocal critic and has lobbied state governments to have fluoride taken out of tap water.