Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Emma | 2009-12-06

Q.

Rooibos tea

My son is 2 years and 9 months. He was on Nido till approximately a month ago when it started to cause him to cough continuously. Needless to say, he no longer drinks his formula milk at all. I am however not too concerned as he eats well. Lately I have been giving him 300ml Rooibos tea in the morning and also during the early evening. Is there any truth in the rumour that Rooibos tea can cause bad/rotten teeth? Your advise would be appreciatied. Many thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Rooibos tea on its own will not cause tooth decay. Sometimes sugar is added to the tea and this may cause tooth decay as a result of the sugar content.

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