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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.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

Is Drinking Tea Good for Oral Health?

Posted on 2/29/2020 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
Is Drinking Tea Good for Oral Health?Green tea contains compounds that do indeed appear to control inflammation and fight bacteria as well as being rich in antioxidants which have many health properties.

Green tea is good for cavity prevention as it controls bacteria and lowers the acidity of saliva and dental plaque and helps with bleeding gums and tooth decay. Green tea's anti-inflammatory powers help to control periodontal disease. Two similar studies found that those who regularly drank green tea had healthier gums than those who did not.

Green tea helps in the prevention of tooth loss. It makes sense that a substance that helps prevent cavities and gum disease will help keep your teeth clean. A study was conducted in 2010 in Japan. It was reported that men and women both who drank one or more cups of green tea a day were more likely to keep their natural teeth and have fewer dental procedures than those who did not. Green tea has been associated with better-smelling breath. The tea kills the microbes in your mouth that makes your breath smell stinky. Properties in green tea outperform mints, chewing gum and even parsley-seed oil.

Tips For Drinking Green Tea

Some helpful hints for drinking your green tea. It is safe to consume up to 5 cups of green tea a day. To receive the maximum health and flavor benefits, be sure to prep your tea properly. Use filtered water if at all possible, instead of from the tap. Bring the water to a boil, let cool for 3 minutes, then pour it over the tea leaves or teabag and let it steep, covered for three more minutes.

There are many good things food and drinks you can eat and drink for your optimum oral health. Please call our office for some best tips and practices and any brochures and resources we may have to share with you. 

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