I have a confession to make, I hate going to the dentist!
And I am sure I am not the only one out there! I am always looking for a reason to "wait just a little longer" before scheduling that appointment...
Guess what, I just found a good excuse!
I drink green tea every day!
Most of us have heard about all the health benefits of green tea, from improving mental acuity to heart health, but did you know, IT'S GREAT FOR YOUR TEETH?
I recently came across an article titled "Tea is terrific for teeth (and great for gums, too)". It is filled with fascinating benefits green tea has on our teeth. But this excerpt really grabbed my attention.
This study, published in the Journal of Periodontology, focused on 940 Japanese men aged 49-59 who had some indications of gum (periodontal) disease such as bleeding or receding gums. Virtually all who drank a minimum of one cup of green tea each day showed improvement in gum recession and their gums bled less, too. The researchers suggested that the improvement was the result of catechins in the green tea that interfere with the inflammation that results from bacteria in the mouth.
Isn't that awesome! So not only does green tea help prevent future issues with your teeth, it also helps reverse bad teeth and gums. I think I'm going to go pour myself a cup right now!