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Tea Can Help You Keep Plaque from Forming

Posted on 10/19/2020 by Kevin Nail, DDS
Tea Can Help You Keep Plaque from FormingA lot of scientists believe that tea is healthy for your teeth. Their research works have revealed some compounds in black tea that are useful in combating harmful oral bacteria that bring about cavities and gum disease. It also affects the bacterial enzyme glucosyltranferase that converts sugars to a tacky substance that plaque uses to stick on to the teeth.

Black Tea Can Help

Researchers did research on volunteers and revealed that when plaque bacteria is dissolved in black tea for a few seconds several times at intervals of three minutes, it stops developing. The production of acid by the plaque is also limited by the black tea. This is good since the acid usually weakens the teeth and brings about cavity. This can be painful, especially if the acid goes beyond the enamel to the tooth pulp and dentine underneath. This research proved that black tea has a significant impact on oral health. One should, however, practice healthy dental care in other ways since black tea is just a good alternative to keeping the teeth safe from plaque.

Drinking black tea is, therefore, a better alternative to other soft drinks as it is non-erosive. It is also a good fluoride source that helps keep the teeth safe from bacterial infection. Tea can also provide calcium to the teeth if taken with milk.

Tea can help protect your teeth from plaque. We advise that you take tea often to get the health benefits that it brings to your teeth. Better yet, take it with milk, which is rich with calcium that is also beneficial to your teeth. However, do not forget to take other healthy dental measures to keep your teeth strong and free from infections. In case of any dental issues, give us a call and we shall help you with the best treatment.


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