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Can a Cup of Green Tea a Day Keep the Dentist Away?

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Oral Health

Recent research presents a convincing case, as green tea specifically – not just hot beverages in general – is tied to a decrease in tooth loss. While warm drinks can rinse your mouth of food particles and residues, the catechins present in green tea have specific antibacterial effects. These molecules decrease the acidity of plaque and saliva, which in turn mitigates the onset of gum disease and tooth decay.

This method of oral health care is attractive not only to those pursuing natural remedies but also to health practicioners in lower-income societies. Where expensive therapies may be out of reach, a simple switch to green tea after a meal can lower the risk of periodontal disease. If your culture doesn’t accommodate a relaxed cup of tea, a quick rinse will also yield benefits.

Good for your body and good for your teeth, small changes we can make in our habits like drinking green tea can contribute to boosting periodontal health. Remember to take your tea without sugar though to ensure the greatest antimicrobial effect and to protect your tooth enamel. Bon appetite!

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/50225145_A_pilot_study_of_the_role_of_green_tea_use_on_oral_health

Oct
28

Wax On vs. Wax Off

If you’ve ever shopped for dental floss – and you really should – you may have noticed that there are two varieties of nylon floss sold: waxed and unwaxed. Although most people prefer the sturdiness of floss coated in wax, many find that the added layer of wax can sometimes be difficult to comfortably fit […]

Oct
23

What Your Bone Type Could Mean For Dental Implant Treatment

“It depends.” That’s probably an answer you will often hear if you’re considering getting dental implants. This is because there are so many things to consider when placing a dental implant. One of the many considerations that your dentist needs to take into account before placing a dental implant is what type of bone you […]

Oct
15

The Battleground At the Root of An Infected Tooth

When a tooth is so badly infected that the bacteria make their way through the entire tooth and reach the gums beneath, the result is a painful infection at the base of the tooth (known as a periapical lesion). In addition to the general inflammatory pain at the site of infection, any pressure applied on […]

Oct
8

Please, Please, Please Don’t File Down Your Teeth

We’ve seen a disturbing trend on TikTok where people, mostly teens, have been filing down their front teeth in order to make them ‘even’ or ‘straight’. We can’t believe we have to say this, but please don’t do it. We can’t stress enough just how bad this is, but let’s discuss the gruesome details of […]

Oct
1

The Time Right After Your Tooth-Whitening Treatment is Critical

Teeth bleaching has been shown to be an effective and lasting treatment for stained teeth time and again. With the right treatment protocols, some patients even report white teeth lasting for a year or more. But regardless of which tooth bleaching treatment you get, here are some things to know if you want to maximize […]

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