by Dr. Michelle Janbahkash DDS
Did you know that drinking green tea could lead to a healthier mouth?
A study published in the Journal Of Periodontology analyzed the periodontal health of 940 men. For every cup of green tea participants drank each day, there was a decrease in periodontal pocket depth, loss of gum tissue and bleeding.
Green tea is high in antioxidants, and is known to have anti-inflammation and anti-aging properties. Green tea contains polyphenols which may help strengthen the immune system.
In addition to dental health benefits, studies suggest the benefits of green tea may also help with heart disease, lowering bad cholesterol, and increasing metabolic rate which may help with weight loss.
Regular consumption of green tea is necessary to gain the health benefits, with 3-6 cups a day suggested.
Dr. Michelle Janbahkash DDS is a biological and holistic dentist at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, serving the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia areas.