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Tea And Your Teeth

Recent well-documented studies show the health benefits of drinking green tea.

The high levels of antioxidants found in the tea can boost your immune system and promote a healthy heart. The Academy of General Dentistry recently reported on the oral benefits, they state the antioxidants in green tea can stop the growth of oral cancer cells and even kill them. Studies also show that the enzymes in green and black tea can reduce gum inflammation and help fight plaque build-up.

So now we have convinced you to drink more tea, (Of course, without sugar, we are a dental office:-)) please consider this;

“Tea causes teeth to stain much worse than coffee,” says Mark S. Wolff, DDS, Ph.D., professor at the New York University College of Dentistry. “Iced tea or brewed tea — it doesn’t matter.”

Anything that would stain your clothes can also stain your teeth, so to help keep your smile at its best, remember;

Brush your teeth after you have finished your drink, if that is not realistic, rinse your mouth with water. Drinking from a straw also helps keep the liquid off your teeth.

Brush 2 times a day for 2 minutes each time, floss daily, and have regular dental cleanings.

OK, drinking hot tea through a straw does not sound appealing to me, so I’ll take my tea southern style, on the rocks.

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