If you happen to be a tea enthusiast, you may hear a lot of different things about green tea. You hear that it offers powerful benefits to your health. You hear that it can keep you skinny even if you indulge in doughnuts on a regular basis. You probably also know that it’s been around for centuries. What you might not know much about, however, is how to distinguish the truth from the myths. Fortunately, when your oral health is involved, we can fill you in on the facts.
Why It’s Great
To begin with, let’s explore the benefits green tea offers your oral health. Primarily, what you can expect is a powerful punch of antioxidants and polyphenols. In short, this means that you’re consuming a beverage that can help fight inflammation and that is helpful for removing harmful substances from your body. How does this translate to make your mouth healthier? Well, it can offer the following preventive advantages:
- Green tea can decrease inflammation, which makes your chance of experiencing gum disease much less likely
- Green tea can help protect your smile from cell abnormalities, so you can feel good knowing it can help inhibit the development of oral cancer
Why It’s Not So Great
First, if you are sensitive to caffeine or prefer to avoid it, this may not be the beverage for you. In addition, if you know anything about discolored teeth, you know that one of the worst offenders is tea (along with coffee). So, if you’re drinking tea on a daily basis, you may end up with a smile that looks dim, rather than vibrant. In addition, the acidity is not good for your oral health.
Your Morning Tea May Have Benefits
Learn the ins and outs of the things you consume in your daily life and how they affect your smile by visiting us in Tyler, TX. Schedule a visit with DentaCare Dental by calling (903) 215-8223.