Monday, August 13, 2012


Drinking tea can help strengthen your teeth! 

It's common knowledge that tea (green tea, white tea, black tea, oolong, etc.)  is good for you. Studies are beginning to show that tea consumption may be linked to decreasing the risk of heart attacks, preventing cancers, and other serious diseases. 

What is not so common knowledge is that certain teas have tooth strengthening qualities. Research has found that there are significant levels of fluoride in tea leaves.  

Fluoride is a mineral used in dental products to make teeth stronger and more resistant to cavities. Fluoride is naturally found in the atmosphere, this includes water supplies. 

Tea plants absorb fluoride from the surrounding environment. The older the tea leaves the more fluoride is present. 

So drink up! But remember, as with anything we ingest, tea and fluoride should be consumed in moderation! Excess tea drinking can cause stains on teeth and excess fluoride can produce white patches on teeth or fluorosis

If you do experience stains on your teeth from drinking tea, get your teeth cleaned by a dental professional.

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