Posted on 2/29/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
|We really don't usually talk about the benefits of tea for our patients. In this case, however, we can say that for some of you, drinking tea may help the effects of periodontal disease.
If you haven't heard about the benefits of treating periodontal disease with green tea, keep reading.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is gum disease caused by bacteria. In the early stage of periodontal disease, you may experience irritation and inflammation of your gums. They might even be painful. You may find they are sensitive to heat and cold. If your gum disease is in the initial stage, and you come in to see us early, we can treat your disease and cure it. However, if you wait to come in and see us, and you don't practice good dental hygiene, you may end up with one of the later stages with periodontal disease, which we can treat but not cure.
Treating Periodontitis with Tea
There are many treatments for periodontal disease. You will need to have regular deep cleanings to keep periodontitis at bay. During the second and third stages of the disease, we will need to clean out the spaces between your teeth and gums to clear out the infection. There are things that you can do at home as well. One thing you can do at home is to drink green tea.
Researchers have found that drinking green tea daily reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth, which is better for your teeth and your gums. In fact, researchers have found that people who drink green tea regularly have better results while they are being treated for gum disease. For best results, you need to drink the tea without added sugar, because sugar acts to increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth.
Do you have questions about how to care for your teeth if you have gum disease? Why not give us a call?