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Tea and Dental Health

Posted by Lisa B Gardner on

Improved dental health and reduction in cavities are probably primarily due to two properties of tea which are it's fluoride content and it's anti-bacterial properties. Tea actually extracts fluoride from the soil and it accumulates in the tea leaves.  After drinking or rinsing the mouth with tea, 34% of the fluoride is retained in the mouth.  The fluoride has a strong tendency to bind with tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. Several studies have shown that green and black tea inhibit the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.  Experiments demonstrate that extracts of green tea inhibit several kinds of oral bacteria that...

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