Green tea is good for gums!

Researchers have found that regularly drinking green tea may help promote healthy teeth and gums.The study analysed the periodontal health of 940 men in Japan and found that those that regularly drank green tea had better periodontal health than those that did not.Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth,and has been associated with the progression of other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes

Green teas ability to help reduce symptoms of periodontal disease may be due to the presence of the antioxidant catechin.

“Periodontists believe that maintaining healthy gums is absolutely critical to maintaining a healthy body” says Dr David Cochrane ,DDS,PhD,President of the American Association of Periodontists