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Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

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How Tea Could Be the Key to Improved Oral Health

Posted on 4/20/2019 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
How Tea Could Be the Key to Improved Oral HealthFor some people, sitting down at the end of the day in a quiet room with a cup of tea is a great way to relax. It can help relieve the stress of a busy day, but that is not the only way that drinking tea can help. It is also possible that drinking tea can improve your oral health. It surprises many people to find out the ways that this can happen.

What Does Green Tea Do

There are a few different ways that green tea can help with your oral health. The biggest danger to the health of your teeth and gums is the bacteria inside the mouth. No matter how much you brush and floss, the bacteria in your mouth continue to grow. If they are not removed daily, they can lead to the formation of plaque and problems with your teeth and gums. Green tea can slow down the growth of the bacteria in the mouth. It can also stop the bacteria from sticking to the teeth and gums.

In addition to impacting the growth of bacteria and preventing the bacteria from reaching healthy gum tissue, green tea also can help reduce the production of acid in the mouth. It does this by impacting the enzymes that break down the sugar and the acids that normally eat away at the enamel of the teeth.

Other Teas Can Help

While most people think of green tea when they look for health benefits, black tea and Oolong tea can also help with oral health. They also work to fight the bacteria in the mouth and to limit the growth of the oral health damaging bacteria.

Drinking tea is a great way to fight the bacteria that threaten your oral health. It is also a great way to reduce stress in your life. Taking some time to relax with a cup of tea will help your oral health and your overall health.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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