Green Tea Great For Gums

Monday, July 2nd, 2012, 10:24 pm

Green tea not only tastes great but it is great for the health of your teeth and gums. The ancient Chinese and Japanese healers believed that green tea could cure disease and heal wounds and it seems they were right.

Scientific research over the past several years has shown that drinking green tea benefits heart health, may help with weight loss and even prevent cancer. The Journal of Periodontology published research a while back that showed that routinely drinking green tea improved oral health.

The study from Japan found that those who regularly drank green tea had less gum disease than those who didn’t. Researchers observed that for every cup of green tea consumed per day there was a decrease in periodontal pocket depth, loss of attachment of gum tissue and bleeding.

Green tea contains the antioxidant catechin which has been proven to reduce inflammation in the body. By interfering with the body’s inflammatory response to periodontal bacteria, green tea seems to promote gum health and prevent further disease.

Why not make green tea part of your plan for a healthy smile. Brushing, flossing and visiting your dental hygienist regularly, along with a healthy diet that includes green tea can ensure good oral health.

If it has been over six months since you have had your teeth cleaned please contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-886-9439.

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