Oral health is not just about good dental practices. Simple things such as consuming various foods and drinks that are readily available can help to improve your oral health.
One of the food items, or in this case beverages, that has proven to be effective at promoting oral health is tea. Below is a look at some of the top oral health benefits of tea.
It Helps to Prevent and Fight Cavities
Tea contains powerful antioxidants that fight off the damaging effects of free radicals in your oral cavity. Tea also helps to lower the acidity of your saliva and the dental plaque. This helps to prevent tooth decay. In case you are suffering from dental cavities, these properties of tea can help to reduce and even prevent further damage to your teeth.
Tea Improves Gum Health
Tea contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to improve your gum health by either preventing or fighting off gum disease symptoms. Regular intake of tea can thus guarantee that your teeth will stay strong and healthy.
Tea Helps to Combat Bad Breath
The antioxidants found in tea have disinfecting and deodorizing properties, which help to fight of oral bacteria, and at the same time, keep your mouth fresh. By lowering the acidity in your mouth, teal also helps prevent the growth of oral bacteria, and consequently, the formation of bad breath.
Tea Can Help to Fight Off Oral Infections
Aside from fighting cavities, promoting gum health, and fighting oral bacterial, tea can also fight off oral infections caused by viruses such as influenza. This is because tea, specifically green tea, possesses antiviral properties.
Tea is a readily available beverage, which can help to improve your oral health on top of offering you loads of other benefits such as promoting weight loss and keeping you refreshed.
So, do not hesitate to take a cup of tea from time to time. Just remember to brush your teeth often to prevent staining.
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