Let’s face it, many of us reach for the coffee pot to get that extra “buzz” that leads to a productive morning. But most of us don’t realize that coffee is destroying our oral health and there is an alternative to coffee that can give you the perk you need after your deep slumber, or lack thereof, after the sun rises. If you’ve been following our previous blog posts, then you already know that our family dentistry team in Woburn recommends a drink that’s much better than coffee in many different ways.
Enjoy the following green tea benefits if you drink it regularly.
Green tea has bacteria killing properties which aids in great dental health by lowering the risk of infection.
As you may know by now, green tea has properties called catechins. Catechins are the four molecules found in green tea and other sources. The most potent type of catechin found in green tea is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). Studies have shown that EGCG, as well as other catechins have potent bacteria killing properties. Additionally, studies show that they can also inhibit viruses, such as the flu, which in turn can lower your risk of developing an infection.
Green Tea and Dental Health Properties
Have you ever developed strep throat? If you have, you know that it’s a terrible illness; however, if you’re one of the few who hasn’t had to experience how strep throat feels, you may be a green tea drinker! Streptococcus mutans are found in bacteria inside of the mouth, and they are harmful. Along with strep throat, streptococcus mutans can cause plaque to form on teeth, which is one of the leading contributors of cavities and tooth decay. You may be asking, “What does green tea have to do with streptococcus mutans?” Well, studies have revealed that the catechins that are found in green tea can actually inhibit the growth of streptococcus mutans. This only means that you may lower your chance of coming down with strep throat, and lower your risk of cavities and tooth decay.
Reduce bad breath.
Do you suffer from bad breath? If you do, it’s important to understand there may be many different reasons why. Our family dentistry experts, along with other dental care providers and researchers all agree that bad breath may be reduced from drinking green tea. In fact, studies have shown that green tea consumptions is linked to better breath by controlling the amount of microorganisms within the oral cavity. So, if you suffer from chronic bad breath and you have already talked with your family dentistry team about it, give green tea a try!
Green tea consumption may lead to better oral health.
To recap, green tea is an effective way to increase your oral health. With the positive effects that the catechins in green tea have on your oral health, we know that many consumers can rest assured that they can smile big with a healthy, plaque reduced grin, as well as fresh breath.
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If you suffer from deteriorating oral health, try switching out your morning cup of Joe for a nice, big mug of green tea. It’s also important to reach out to Woburn’s finest family dentistry team to get your oral health under control. Contact us online today and stay tuned for our next blog where we will be giving readers more amazing benefits of drinking green tea.