When trying to take care of your pearly whites, many have been told to avoid coffee and tea, as they are responsible for some of the staining that may make your smile dull. However, a recent report in The Doctors Health Press, a popular online e-bulletin, is claiming that consuming green tea may be an excellent way to improve your overall oral health. The prweb.com article, “Doctors Health Press Supports Study Showing That Green Tea Could Help Prevent Cavities,” describes the report. An Israeli research team investigated the polyphenol antioxidants found in the tea, and discovered that they have several dental benefits, including the ability to protect teeth from dental cavities caused by bacteria.
It has been commonly understood in the past that the antioxidants found in green tea can help protect against viruses, such as influenza, but it was only recently that the connection to oral health was discovered. In addition to fighting off cavities, the report indicated that green tea can also be used as a natural remedy for halitosis, or bad breath. There are sulfur compounds found in green tea which are thought to help keep your breath fresh. Apparently smokers can benefit from the wonder tea too. When smoke is initially inhaled, the many harmful compounds found in cigarettes, such as nicotine, are at their highest levels of concentration. It’s these compounds that are responsible for infections and serious conditions, like oral cancer. According to the report, green tea polyphenols have the ability to help healthy cells from transforming into malignant cells. With the ability to ward off cavities and decay, keep your breath fresh, and fight oral cancer, it’s no surprise that the researchers claim that green tea could be used to prevent and treat many oral health complaints.
Written by Mark Paulsort
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