Tea and Oral Hygiene

Tea is a product currently in Chile people prefer to shift the popular coffee but not everyone knows that contains compounds that interact with plaque and kill or inhibit some bacteria.

All types of tea come from the Camellia Sinensis plant, such as the black white green tea, blue and contain antioxidants, minerals and vitamins beneficial for various dental problems.

There is a legend of Mao Zedong, Chinese Communist leader who had the most stained teeth to be found throughout Asia but also one of the healthiest, with no caries, by chewing green tea. All this was proven by the American Society for Microbiology after studying for years the properties of the infusion, which effectively fights cavities, and eliminate bad breath and certain types of infections.

Depending on the type of water you use to prepare your tea, a cup of green tea contains natural fluoride therefore provides care oral hygiene; just remember not to add sugar.

Finally you can use green tea as a home remedy to prevent tooth sensitivity by rinses unsweetened, and can also place a wet bag in case of toothache.