Green tea is good for your oral health

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Nov 23, 2015

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  • Green tea prevents stains from setting in.
  • It help keep gums healthy.
  • It protects against cellular damage.
  • It cuts the risk of cavities.

You would usually hear dental experts advising that you limit intake of tea, coffee and carbonated beverages to keep teeth from staining. However, green tea has been found to keep teeth bright and strong.

green tea benefits

Keeps teeth white

Tannins in tea are believed to cause staining. Green tea contains tannins in lesser amount than other types of tea and coffee. This makes green tea significantly better at preventing stains from setting in, making you keep two rows of beautiful, white teeth intact.


Strengthens tooth enamel

Green tea is an excellent source of fluoride, which aids tooth enamel and makes teeth more resistant to staining and cavities.


Maintains healthy gums

The excellent anti-inflammatory properties in green tea help keep gums healthy and control periodontal (gum) disease.


Rids of bad breath

According to the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry, green tea eliminates those microbes from mouth that make the mouth stink. Instead of chewing mints and flavoured gums, drink green for bad breath.


Prevents oral cancer

Loaded with antioxidants, green tea has been found to protect against cellular damage. A study at the University of Texas found that green tea slowed progression of oral cancer in patients. Animal studies have also found that the tea inhibits growth of cancer cells.


Drinking or brushing with green tea can promote oral health. However, you still should drink it in moderation – not more than 3 cups a day.


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