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Green Tea For Healthy Teeth and Gum

04 March 2015, Dabur Dental Team

Green tea today is the most consumed beverage amongst all age groups. It improves blood flow and lowers cholesterol. Green tea seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. It is known to reduce risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder. It also increases the body’s metabolic rate and helps in weight loss. Green tea protects brain cells from dying and restores damaged brain cells. Thus it prevents Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging. It cures depression through its relaxing and tranquilizing effect. It contains a potent antioxidant that kills free radicals. Because it is a potent antioxidant it can positively impact a lot more than skin cells. Free radicals are increasingly linked to many serious chronic illnesses like arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.

Besides its many other attributes, green tea is also known for its oral care benefits. Green tea contains compounds that interact with plaque and either kill or suppress bacteria, preventing them from growing or producing tooth-attacking acid. This not only helps to prevent cavities, but also reduces inflammation and the chances of gum disease. Depending on the type of water you use to brew your tea, a cup of tea can also be a source of fluoride. India’s best toothpaste - Dabur Red Paste also recommends the user of green tea to ensure proper dental care.

The dental care benefits of green tea are as follows:

  1. Cavity prevention
    Green tea ensures lesser bacteria in the mouth and also prevents gum bleeding. Green tea controls bacteria, lowers the acidity of saliva and dental plaque and prevents tooth decay.
  2. Better breath
    Green tea kills the microbes that make our mouths stinky. It helps you maintain a fresh breath and thereby boosts your confidence!
  3. Gum health
    Green tea has the ability to help reduce symptoms of periodontal disease. By interfering with the body’s inflammatory response to periodontal bacteria, green tea may actually help promote periodontal health, and ward off further disease. Periodontal disease has been associated with the progression of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Maintaining proper oral hygiene and using the right toothpaste plays a vital role in keeping dental problems away.


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