Does Green tea has any effect on oral health?
Green tea can actually kill bacteria, which improve dental health and lower your risk of infection.
Catechins can do more than just fight against disease, however. Some studies have shown that they can actually kill bacteria and inhibit viruses, which can, in turn, lower your risk of developing infections.
Our oral cavity inhabits multiple microorganisms out of which, Streptococcus mutans is the primary harmful bacteria in the mouth. It causes plaque formation and is a leading contributor to cavities and tooth decay.
Studies show that the catechins in green tea can inhibit the growth of streptococcus mutans. Green tea consumption is associated with improved dental health and a lower risk of caries.
Not just this, multiple studies show that it can reduce bad breath also.
Surely! I can cheat on my mint now.