Green tea is good for you – and did you know that it is also good for your teeth and gums? A recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology analyzed the periodontal health of 940 men and found that those who drank green tea regularly had better periodontal health than men who drank less green tea. Green tea contains the antioxidant catechin which may help reduce symptoms of periodontal disease. Antioxidants reduce inflammation in the body and likewise may reduce inflammation in the periodontal tissues. The catechin in the green tea interferes with the body’s inflammatory response to periodontal bacteria and thus aids periodontal health, preventing further disease.
So come to our Long Island Dental office and we’ll pour you a cup of green tea to promote your periodontal health!