Green Tea and Your Teeth's Health
by: Dental Assistant Team
We all know that green tea is good for most people. As research progresses new applications and benefits are found for green tea and green tea extract. Here is the latest I read about green tea.
A new research in preventative medicine found that drinking one cup of green tea or more per day will help prevent tooth loss as we get older. Yasushi Koyama of Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and his colleagues have followed more than 25,000 Japanese men and woman ages 40 to 64 and concluded that green tea might have a bactericidal effect which is beneficial for our teeth. Of course we are talking about non-sweetened tea here (sugar is not good for your teeth). Alfredo Morabia of Columbia University in New York and editor of Preventative Medicine wrote an editorial accompanying the new research claiming that catechins found in green tea could be the reason of the benefit green tea offers for our teeth.
Catechins, which are a type of natural phenol and antioxidant, seem to have the ability to kill the bacteria causing tooth decay and gum disease.
It seems to me easy enough to add to daily intake of green tea, and it could very well be worth it!
One cup of green tea a day can take your teeth a long way!!!
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Article date: Sep. 19 2013
Type: Tooth Decay And Cavities
Location: Boca Raton - Palm Beach County