Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Green Tea-More Oral Benefits Than You Think!

It's a commonly known fact that green tea has many health benefits.  It's a natural antioxidant and it's great for your digestive system.  I honestly had no idea it provided any oral health benefits.  Here's what I learned from an article I read recently..

In a Japanese study some years ago (2010), it was determined that men and women who drink one or more cups per day of fresh brewed green tea are more likely to keep their own teeth, less likely to suffer from periodontal issues and have fewer cavities than people who drink other beverages. It was noted that black tea has fewer benefits because it is more processed and lacks the amount of antioxidants that green tea has.  It also has higher amounts of caffeine, which can cause side effects like the jitters or sleep disturbances.

Below are some of the benefits of green tea:

1. Reduces Periodontal Inflammation

2. Can Help to Kill Oral Cancer Cells

3. Inhibits the Formation of Dental Plaque

4. Repels Odor-Causing Bacteria

5. Helps Prevent Cavities

There are also oral care products out there  that contain green tea. With all of those benefits, it might just be worth checking out!  

Keep Smiling!   

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