At Cinco Ranch Smiles & Braces, we’re all about providing you with tips and tricks to incorporate into your life that will keep your smile healthy. Many people have heard about the overall health benefits of tea, but did you know it can have a positive impact on your oral health as well? We’ve compiled a list of some of the many benefits of tea. Read on to get the scoop!
Tea contains catechins that kill bacteria. When you eat sugary foods, bacteria feeds off of the remaining sugar in your mouth and forms plaque. This plaque attacks your enamel and eventually leads to cavities and tooth decay. The more you can prevent this bacteria from accumulating in your mouth, the better.
We’ve all had those awkward interactions with people suffering from bad breath. Bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, can be a result of lingering bacteria in your mouth. Many people immediately think of gum, mints, or mouthwash to combat bad breath, but tea actually has some bacteria-fighting agents of its own. Again, due to the bacteria-fighting catechins found in it, tea can help reduce bad breath.
The same bacteria that can cause cavities, tooth decay, and bad breath can also cause gum irritation. Spotting a trend here? The anti-inflammatory properties found within tea can help fight off the bacteria in your mouth thus reducing inflammation in your gums. The key is to keep that bacteria at bay!
Maybe you’re thinking about switching out one of your daily cups of coffee for a cup of caffeinated green tea. We encourage it! However, all the green tea in the world won’t be enough to keep those cavities away. Come on in and let Cinco Ranch Smiles & Braces care for your smile. Contact our team to schedule your routine cleaning today.