Tea is a truly unique product and one of the most amazing known herbal remedies. It is a source of natural antioxidants, special natural substances with very powerful properties to reduce negative effects of oxidative stress, prevent aging and various type of cell degeneration linked to aging, including cancer cell formation. Tea is a unique diuretic and a natural remedy to sleep up detoxification processes in our body. Black and green tea are recommended as natural remedies to reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases, lower the risks for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and other serious diseases which are very common nowadays. In order to harvest the mentioned benefits, it is recommended to consume 3-4 cups of high quality tea on a daily basis.
In addition to that everything, there are studies proving that drinking a few cups of high quality black tea a day is a great solution to improve our dental health and prevent cavities. In particular, according to the findings of an expert group at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, black tea can be used as an effective dental health support and assist us all in reducing our risks to suffer from many dental problems, including cavities and even gum disease. The scientists recommend consuming 4 cups of black tea a day. They say that recently, numerous studies have proven amazing properties of green tea, but using black tea is actually more beneficial to our dental health. As their experiments have shown, black tea manages with dental bacteria more effectively, this way reducing the ability of that bacteria destroy our teeth.
They analyzed about 300 species of dental bacteria which can commonly be found in dental plaque of modern people. Those bacterias can be found in our mouth, and they produce specific acid causing cavities in our teeth. Other types of bacteria can be found in our saliva, and they also involve in forming cavities and even more serious dental conditions. The scientists asked the participants of the experiment rinse their mouth in high quality black tea after every meal, and after that more samples of dental bacteria were taken. It turned out that very soon, just three minutes later, the activities of dental bacteria substantially decreased, and the amount of acid that affects our dental enamel has also drastically decreased.
“If sequenced properly between meals and normal oral hygiene, a reduction in dental caries may be possible. Drinking tea may have added oral health benefits by controlling through ‘prevention’ the most prevalent diseases of mankind, mainly caries and periodontal disease,”the study leader, Dr. Christina Wu, said. It is interesting that the scientists are convinced that it is possible to achieve great effects and benefit from using even sweetened tea. At the same time, using green tea in the same way is a great solution for not only preventing dental cavities, but also banishing bad breath. Green or black tea turned out to be great remedies and help for fighting cavities, and we should not forget about other numerous benefits of these amazing natural remedies!