Want Good Oral Health? Get Our Top Ten Tips for Why Drinking Green Tea Will Get You There!

by Kei Nishida

Want Good Oral Health? Get Our Top Ten Tips for Why Drinking Green Tea Will Get You There!

Are you looking for new ways to infuse your diet with healthy options? Do you want less cavities, a faster metabolism, healthier gums -- and more? Did you know that by drinking Japanese green tea regularly, you can infuse your diet with many healthy benefits that you currently may be missing out on?

Not only does Japanese green tea taste delicious and is refreshing especially following a meal, but it is rich in benefits. Green tea helps to alleviate inflammation, promotes good oral health over the long-term and is rich in antioxidants -- which contribute to less free radicals in your body and ultimately, less susceptibility to diseases.

If you're ready to boost your oral health today, then read on to get our top 10 tips for why you should start drinking green tea. Here's what you need to know:

 

Tip #1: Keep Your Gums in Good Shape

Green tea has an anti-inflammatory property that helps to keep your gums in good shape and to fight against gum disease, known as periodontal disease. In fact, Colgate reported on a Japanese study that found that regularly drinking green tea leads to better gum conditions and a lower chance of periodontal disease.

 

Tip #2: Have Sweet-Smelling Breath

Green tea also has an astringent quality that makes it a natural cleaner for your mouth. It effectively kills bacterial microbes that lead to foul smelling breath by attacking all sides of your mouth and tongue where those bacterial elements love to thrive. A study from the dentistry school of the University of British Columbia found that bad breath reduced among study participants who consumed a green tea powder at a higher rate than those who chewed minty chewing gum.

 

Tip #3: Get Stronger Teeth

Green tea has the benefit of making your tooth enamel strong. With the onslaught of acidic drinks you probably are intaking in a day -- from coffee to tea to soft drinks -- your mouth's pH can rise to a dangerous acid level and that contributes to the deterioration of your tooth enamel. Green tea helps keep your teeth strong in the midst of the acidic drinks and food you may consume throughout the day.

 

Tip #4: Protect Your Teeth From Cavities

Because green tea is extremely effective at maintaining good basic pH levels in your mouth, it not only tempers the pH level, but it helps to control bacterial levels that lead to infection, to reduce plaque, and to protect your teeth against the onslaught of cavities.

 

Tip #5: Maintain a Full Set of Teeth

Because green tea is a great antidote to bacteria and acid in your mouth, it makes sense that it would lead to healthier gums, less cavities and a less likely chance of developing gum disease. But did you also know that it helps support keeping all of your teeth? That's because overall, the antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties of green tea are creating an environment within your mouth that promotes the stability of your teeth. You're more likely to keep all of your natural pearly whites over time when you incorporate a regular green tea habit into your diet.

 

Tip #6: Keep Oral Cancer at Bay

Green tea is a great source of antioxidants. When antioxidants are swirling around in your mouth, they are fighting free radicals and working hard to thwart cancer growth. A University of Texas study analyzed the progression of precancerous outbreaks in ten mouths of patients and found that those who were given a green tea extract as part of their diet had a slower progression of oral cancer than those who didn't consume the extract. (Read more about topic on my another article - How to Fight Against Anti-Aging by Consuming Japanese Green Tea Daily)

 

Tip #7: Fight Strep Throat

Strep throat is an unpleasant virus that requires medication to get better -- or otherwise you could cause significant strain and damage to your heart. Because of its bacteria-fighting superpowers, green tea can help your mouth and throat stay healthy and fight the onslaught of this virus.

 

Tip #8: Thwart Tooth Sensitivity

Green tea also is known to keep your teeth strong and give them the increased ability to withstand hot and cold substances. This is because green tea naturally fights acid, which can make your tooth enamel weaker. A weak tooth enamel often leads to sensitive areas of your teeth when you are sipping coffee, hot tea or very cold drinks and foods, such as ice cream.

Tip #9: Stop Bleeding Gums

If you currently have sensitive teeth, you may from time to time experience bleeding after brushing. Bleeding also can be a sign of gum disease, and you should consult with your dentist if you have either of these issues. Green tea is a natural anti-inflammatory substance, and it can keep bleeding at bay by making sure your gums are strong.

 

Tip #10: For All Its Benefits...

For all its great benefits for your mouth, green tea does have one downside -- and that is it can stain your teeth over time just like any other tea. So make sure you swish your mouth with water after every mug to help prevent the tea leaves from building up a stain on the fronts and backs of your teeth. This can happen with any tea use over time. The benefits of green tea certainly outweigh this one consequence -- so just make sure you rinse!

 

Ready to Start Brewing?

With so many wonderful benefits, it's not an option but a given that green tea should be part of your regular diet. You'll reap the many benefits -- not only for your body -- but for the pleasure it creates in your life.

Brewing green tea can be a social event that helps you connect with your colleagues, friends and loved ones over a steaming mug. It's the perfect antidote to a bad day, a rainy day -- or really any day when you need a little peace and relaxation in your life.

Keep these 10 tips for incorporating green tea into your diet and begin experiencing a new way of living today! You're only a mug away!

If you have ever thought that Green Tea is an “acquired taste” or that it is “too bitter” to enjoy, we’re here to change your mind! We want everyone to experience the health benefits of Green Tea and show you that this can be an amazing, refreshing, and delicious drink when made correctly. With just a few tips on how to brew this powerful leaf we can change your mind about the taste and enjoyment of drinking Green Tea.

Download our Green Tea Science Brewing Technique Book to learn about 12 Scientific Tips for Brewing Green Tea to Taste Better.

Don’t miss out on the health benefits of tea!

  • Improve health
  • Increase brain function
  • Regulate weight
  • Lower your risk of cancers
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Lowers risk of diabetes

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Kei Nishida
Kei Nishida

Author

Kei Nishida, PMP is a writer, a Japanese Green Tea enthusiast, and the founder and CEO of JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com. With two books behind him and more on the way, this entertaining author brings his passion for Green Tea wherever he goes.

His two books "I Will Teach YOU How to be healthy by Using Japanese Green Tea!: Surprising Facts and Tips for How You can Take Best Advantage of This Amazing Plant" and "Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know" are available in print and Kindle Book on Amazon.
These books and his blog Japanese Green Tea and Health provides health related tips and research findings focusing on green tea and its health benefit in variety of ways.

Kei’s love of Green Tea and passion for writing has helped make him a feature author on sites and Magazines such as Yoga Digest Magazine, T-Ching, Sexy Fit Vegan, and Woman’s Daily Magazine.

His enthusiasm for health and tea pushed him to developing his company, JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com, where he brings the very best in Japanese Green Tea to customers all over the world.

Kei grew up in Japan and moved to USA at the age of 14, now living in Portland, Oregon. In his earlier carrier, he was Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard Inc. Kei takes advantage of being bi-lingual in Japanese and English, as well as his science background for his research and writing. Information you find in his books and blogs are a combination of the best content and research from Japan and all around the world.

Books By Kei Nishida

I will Teach You How to Be Healthy By Using Japanese Green Tea

Paperback: 112 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1541252454
ISBN-13: 978-1541252455
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
Click Here to View Table of Contents and First 2 Chapters



Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Cooking and Brewing Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know
Paperback: 120 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544093322
ISBN-13: 978-1544093321
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.3 x 6 inches
Click Here to View Table of Contents and First 2 Chapters



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Steeping Guide

Steeping Guide - Hot

  1. Dissolve 2 teaspoon of powder into 8 Oz of hot water. We recommend about 175°F for most common green tea.

    Please note that our product page has different recommended temperature based on type of tea between 175°F- 185°F; however, 175°F can be the most common and standard temperature that would work for any type of our green tea.

    Steeping Guide on JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com

  2. Wait for 60-120 seconds  (Please follow steeping guide on the product for specific time based on type of tea.)

  3. Use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve hot

Steeping Guide - Cold

  1. Dissolve 3-4 teaspoon of powder into 30 Oz of cold water.  For best result, use filtered water, bottled water. Alternatively, you can boil water and let it cool down until room temperature. 

  2. Keep in refrigerator for 3 hours or more. Key point is to use longer time to dissolve. This way, sweetness increases, and it does not break down theanine and vitamin C.  For best result, let it sit for overnight. 

  3. Stair the water first, then use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve cold.