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Green tea and oral health



Green tea has been around for centuries and is believed to have multiple health benefits and healing properties. This tea was put to the test and has been found to have bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols and catechins, which are rich in antioxidants. Green tea has been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, increase cognitive function and much more! New research has now discovered that not only is green tea great for your overall health but has many health benefits to your oral health too.


Green tea and oral health

Green tea is brewed from the dried leaves of the camellia sinuses shrub. This is the same plant that is used to make black tea, however, green tea is made from un-oxidised leaves (the level of oxidation of the leaves, in fact, determines the type of tea). As green tea is unoxidised this means that it does not loose natural molecules and compounds through fermentation.


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CAVITIES – Green tea has been proven to effectively reduce plaque build up, control bacteria and lower the acidity of saliva! With these cavity-fighting properties, the antioxidants in green tea will help keep cavities at bay, as well as inhibit tooth decay.

GUMS – As well as an antioxidant, green tea is also an anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that those who drink green tea as part of their diet had healthier gums to those who didn’t. This, therefore, can reduce the risk of gingivitis and the more serious, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

ORAL CANCER – Antioxidants are powerful! Green tea  has been scientifically proven to protect against cellular damage and decrease cancerous tumour growths. In a recent study, patients suffering from precancerous lesions in their mouths were given green tea extract. The results showed that the progression of oral cancer had been inhibited. There is now research using tea compounds (which has proven to be successful in animals) where cancer cells have been destroyed or diminished through destroying the cancer cells mitochondria!

Bad breath – Also known as halitosis, is something that unfortunately we can all suffer from. The polyphenols found in this tea, helps kill bacteria that can cause bad breath.

TOOTH LOSS – You guessed it, by fighting bacteria, plaque, and maintaining gum health, you are less likely to suffer from tooth decay and gum disease, the biggest causes of tooth loss!

If you seem to be suffering bad breath all the time this could be another underlying dental issue. For professional advice or to book an appointment please visit The Brighton Implant Clinic for further information.


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Brighton Implant Clinic

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The Brighton Implant Clinic was established in 2009, Hove, East Sussex. The award – winning clinic now spans over four sites in Hove,  Brighton, Worthing, and Hailsham. Founder and principal dentist Dr Bruno Silva has created a clinic with state of the art facilities and equipment including its own dental laboratory. We provide personalised and affordable dental care, including dental implants and cosmetic dentistry solutions, with additional services such as sedative dentistry. Dr Silva advocates continuous professional development and this is why he has a highly skilled team of dentist, surgeons, and dental nurses. Our welcoming and professional team believe smiling is fundamental, find out how this could change you.