Green Tea Can Protect You from the Dentist

Green tea protects from gum disease, dentistCan green tea help people keep their teeth as they age? New research suggests it may.

A study recently published in Preventive Medicine examined over 25,000 Japanese people aged 40-64. Those who drank at least one cup of tea daily had significantly lower rates of tooth loss.

Scientists suspect that antibacterial molecules called catechins may be responsible for the dental benefits of green tea, possibly reducing rates of gum disease.

Usually when dentists talk about coffee or tea, they're discussing yellow teeth and tooth whitening. But maybe this will move the conversation towards how people can avoid periodontal disease and dentures

Read more: Green Tea May Strengthen Your Teeth


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+Julie Frey is the Editor of TheWealthyDentist.com blog. She has dedicated her career to Internet marketing and communications, working side-by-side with dental marketing guru Jim Du Molin since 2006. She has a degree in Linguistics from Stanford University, has a passion for language and writing, and lives in San Francisco.

  • Protect someone from their dentist?

    Stand back doctor — I’ve got green tea here and I’ll use it if I have to!!! 🙂

    John Barremore
    Green Tea Party
    Houston, TX

  • I love green tea and I think it’s really good for teeth.

  • ron schefdore

    http://www.Pharmaden.net has a good explanation about polyphenols,
    Catechin. Epicatechin. We have seen very good long and short term results on patients oral health by using it. Click on periodontal nutritional bibliography and the loma linda study located towards the top.

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