A recent study was conducted by the International Association for Dental Research, testing the fluoride levels of more than 90 samples of infant fruit juice. The results are enough to get any parent’s attention!
Fluoride levels more than 0.7 parts per million (ppm) are able to damage teeth. According to the study, each sample of fruit juice had a fluoride level of 0.11 to 1.81 ppm. These fruit juices, when consumed, could be combined with other sources of fluoride intake like fluoridated water, food made with fluoridated water, and swallowing fluoridated toothpaste causing a mild discoloration of the teeth know as flourosis. More than 40 percent of American adolescents suffer from the disease.
The American Dental Association has suggested that neighborhoods reduce their water fluoride levels to below 0.7 ppm to prevent the problem.
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