Your doctor might ask you to eliminate the use of coffee, tea and carbonated beverages to prevent teeth for staining. Drinking tea and coffee has long been associated with bad oral health. However, there is one drink that can keep the germs away from your teeth – green tea.
Green tea has long been a popular beverage and known for its health benefits. A new research has suggested that green tea is beneficial for oral health. It contains compounds that can help control bacterial infection and inflammation. It is a drink rich in antioxidants which has many nutritional properties.
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Green tea can protect you against gum diseases, cavities and bad breath. Moreover, it has the ability to reduce the chances of oral cancer. Here are the reasons why green tea may be good for your teeth:
Keeps Teeth White
Tannins in tea are believed to cause staining. Green tea contains tannins in a 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. Another study suggested that people who drank green tea regularly had healthier gums than those who didn’t.
Rids of Bad Breath
According to the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry, green tea eliminates those microbes from the mouth that make the mouth stink. Instead of chewing mints and flavoured gums, drink green for bad breath. Green tea is better than chewing gum, mints or any seed oil.
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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 the progression of oral cancer in patients. Animal studies have also found that the tea inhibits the 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.
Some Other Tips to Take Care of your Teeth
- Floss between your teeth every day of the week
- Avoid sugary drinks and foods
- Do not smoke or consume tobacco in any other form
- Brush your teeth twice daily
- Get your teeth checked regularly by a certified dentist
- Reduce the intake of alcohol to the minimum
It is important to take care of your dental health if you are old or you are pregnant, have cancer or suffer from diabetes.
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