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Dental Care And Your Health

Updated on August 29, 2012

Brushing and flossing help keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright

One of the best investments you can make in your overall health is good dental care
One of the best investments you can make in your overall health is good dental care

Dental Health Is Important To Overall Health

Poor oral health has been linked to an increase risk for heart disease, stroke, bone infection, diabetes and much more.

By getting regular dental care can prevent complication, cavities, gum disease and other health problem related to poor oral health.

Your mouth comes in contact with many types of bacteria which can become a breathing ground for all types of germs. If these bacteria where allowed to pile up on your teeth in the form of plaque, the plague will eat away at the tooth. The result would cause pain; bleeding and sometimes infection can get into the jaw bone which can spread to other teeth and throughout the body.



Drinking Green Tea For Oral Health

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Green Tea For Healthy Teeth And Gums


Recent studies found that green tea has added oral health benefits due to the natural antioxidant compounds called catechins. Due to this compound green tea help reduce symptoms of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that effects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. By drinking green tea can actually boost periodonal heath and prevent other health problems.

People that drank one cup of green tea a day show improvement in gum recession and less bleeding,

It’s not good to add sugar to your tea because the bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar and produce acid that eat away at the enamel of your teeth.



Dental Care Tips

* See your dentist regularly, at least twice a year.

* Brush your teeth twice a day.

* Rinse with Mouthwash.

* Floss Daily.

* Change your tooth brush every 3-4 months.

* Eat Healthy food and sugar-free snacks.

Its never to late to work on dental hygiene. By working with your dentist and taking proper care of your teeth can prevent many illness and diseases.

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      catmalone 5 years ago

      Yes green tea is a healthy beverage to drink a least once or twice a day.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I didn't know that green tea had so many benefits. I like green tea and now I think I'll keep drinking it for the benefits.