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Drink Brewed Tea to Avoid Tooth Erosion


A new study shows that brewed tea not only has several health benefits for individuals, but also has no erosive effects on the teeth.

According to the study published in General Dentistry, similar to water, brewed tea has no irreversible effects on the teeth, adding that drinking green tea has more benefits, Science Daily said.

Findings revealed that tea is rich in natural antioxidants and reduces the risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Being high in flavonids, green tea helps prevent atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases and halitosis.

Scientists say prepackaged iced teas contain high amounts of citric acid and sugar, which may lead to tooth decay.


The study showed that the refined sugar and acid found in soda and citrus juice promote tooth erosion by wearing off the enamel, the hard part of the teeth.

Scientists advise individuals to drink tea, warm or cold, without additives such as milk, lemon or sugar as they lower the benefits of tea by destroying its flavonids.

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