Tupelo, MS- Dr. Richard Caron "Your Dental Health" Tea and Your Teeth

According to a study in the journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, brewed tea is one of the best drink options for your teeth. The study found that the effect of black or green tea on tooth enamel was similar to that of water, which has no erosive effect. The study clearly showed that drinking brewed teas resulted in dramatically less enamel loss than drinking soft drinks and fruit juices. Another study in the Journal of Periodontology has shown that green tea may also have additional benefits for your oral health, and may help eliminate bacteria that cause gum disease. Just remember -- don't add sugar to your tea, and you should avoid the prepackaged, bottled ice teas because they contain citric acid, and high amounts of sugar.