Green Tea Helps Keep Beverly Hills Smiles Healthy
- Posted on: Jul 14 2012
Residents of Beverly Hills love their green tea. Green tea not only tastes great, it offers many health benefits and it is great for your teeth and gums. The ancient Chinese and Japanese healers used green tea to cure disease and heal wounds and it seems they were right.
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 that showed that routinely drinking green tea improved oral health.
The study done in Japan found that those who regularly drank green tea had less gum disease than those who didn’t drink tea. 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 – all measures your dentist uses to assess gum health.
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.
Resolve to 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 for a lifetime.
If it has been over six months since your last professional cleaning please contact the office of Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. David Frey today at 310-276-4537 to schedule your appointment.
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