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Determination of the fluoride content of Malaysian commercial teas

Ardini, Yunita Dewi and Asri, Zuhair Muhammad and Azhar, Muhammad Mujahid and Lestari, Widya and Kusumawardani, Anisa and Haris @ Harith, Muhammad Salahuddin (2021) Determination of the fluoride content of Malaysian commercial teas. Scientific Dental Journal, 5 (3). pp. 68-73. ISSN 2580-6548 E-ISSN 2541-321X

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Background: Tea ranks first as the most-enjoyed beverage worldwide. Nevertheless, tea is rich in fluoride due to its uptake and storage from the soil by tea plants. Moreover, limited information is available regarding the fluoride content of Malaysian teas. Objective: This study aims to quantify the amount of fluoride present in teas available in the Malaysian market. Methods: An exploratory research was conducted on commercially available infusion teas from Peninsular Malaysia between November 2016 and December 2017. The fluoride content of 106 tea samples from three groups, viz., black, green, and other tea types, respectively, was measured using ultraviolet–visible spectrophotometry. The results were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance and independent t-test. Results: All of the tea leaf samples contained fluoride content between 0.01 and 1.08 mg/L. Black, green, and red tea exhibited significantly different contents of fluoride (P = 0.028). Conclusion: Significant amounts of fluoride were present in teas found in Malaysian markets. Our study provides Malaysian consumers key information regarding the amount of fluoride present in their teas.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6701/91305
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental caries, fluoride, herbal infusion, oral health, tea infusion
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > RK318 Oral and Dental Medicine. Pathology. Diseases-Therapeutics-General Works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health
Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Restorative Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Yunita Dewi Ardini
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 23:27
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 23:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91305

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