Tea, the second most consumed drink in the world, is brimming with antioxidants that are linked with a number of health benefits, including protecting against cardiovascular disease and a number of cancers. However, tea also contains natural compounds called “tannins” that make it taste bitter and also stain teeth. If tea-stained teeth are a problem, recent research indicates that adding a dash of milk to a cup of tea may help avert stained enamel. Researchers found that “casein” (the main protein in milk) binds with tannin and thereby prevents staining. In fact, it was discovered that not only does milk in tea prevent tooth staining, but it was even more effective than whitening toothpastes.
At the office of PAUL E. NELSON, D.D.S., you can expect us to give you gentle, comforting care, using the most up-to-date dental techniques and equipment. We provide comprehensive treatment planning, and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your good dental health. We’re located at 100 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1. Call 714.992.0092 to schedule your next appointment.
P.S. Milk contains calcium, which helps build strong teeth and bones, as well as protect against gum disease.