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Friday
Jul032009

Green Tea...

I write a small weekly "Ask the Pros" colomn in a local Oakville paper: The Oakville Beaver. Recently someone asked if Green tea was good for your teeth. Here was my reply:

Originating in China over 4000 years ago drinking green tea is becoming popular here in North America. Scientific studies are linking many potential health benefits to drinking green tea including weight loss, heart health and cancer prevention.

A new study in the Journal of Periodontology shows that regular use of green tea helps promote healthy teeth and gums. In this study with 940 men, researchers found that regular green tea drinkers had better gums than non tea drinkers. This ability to reduce the symptoms of gum disease may be due to the presence of the antioxidant catechin which reduces inflammation in the body. Bleeding and inflamed gums are a chronic inflammatory reaction of the body to bacteria in the mouth we dentists call gum or Periodontal disease and this is reduced in regular green tea drinkers in this study. But green tea may also have interactions with prescribed medications you may be taking so you should consult your physician first.

Good quality green tea is also less staining to your teeth than black tea. And I have a good tip to help you reduce the stains from tea regardless what kind you drink. Drink it with milk! The casein in milk and the tannins in tea react resulting in less tooth stain. The British have long known to place milk in fine china cups FIRST, and then pour the tea into the milk to protect the porcelain from tea stains!