A study from Japan* has shown that regularly drinking green tea can be good for your gums helping to prevent gum diseases. It is thought that the anti oxidants in green tea may help by offsetting the inflammation caused by bacteria in the mouth. The study of 940 men showed a reduction in gum problems including bleeding and receding gums for each additional cup of green tea drunk each day. We assume this would also be the case in women! So if you want an easy way to supplement your daily dental health routine why not change your regular tea or coffee to green tea and see if you notice an improvement ( this is in addition to your daily brushing and flossing). Please let us know how you get on.
*Reported in Sainsbury’s magazine (August 2009)