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January is Hot Tea Month! Top Teas for Oral Health

Wednesday - August 10th, 2016
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When the weather is chilly, it’s a perfect time to relax with a cup of hot tea. Even better, some teas have great benefits for your mouth and overall health!

Green, black and oolong teas are some of the best choices for the winter, but you can still reap the benefits all year long. These teas are all made from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The difference is how the leaves are processed to make each variety.

All three of these teas have many health benefits, due to the high content of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants only derived from plants. They have been shown to:

There are some studies that indicate these teas may also help protect against cancer. In addition, drinking them may promote healthy teeth and gums, although it’s not yet clear why.

Ready for a cup of tea? To brew it correctly, add water that is nearly boiling and steep for 2-8 minutes for the maximum benefits.